Wanted: An International Center on Vexatious Persecution
Posted on March 26th, 2021

Malinda Seneviratne

The vote on the resolution against Sri Lanka was adopted on Tuesdays at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. That slant was reflected in the vote as well. The resolution was passed 22-11 with 14 abstentions.

First let us examine the story told by the numbers. There were 40 co-sponsors, 12 of whom had voting rights. The vast majority of the co-sponsors were from Europe and North America. In essence, then, it was a WHITE Move (note: the history of white people when it comes to plunder, cultural erasure, genocide etc is known and it is NOT a thing of the past).
 The move was by rich, powerful and armed nations. It was a country-specific resolution. If it was a matter of principle that was being voted on, the result can be interpreted as a defeat for the architects. With all the bucks and guns at their disposal which can be and often are used as bait or threat, they ought to have secured near unanimous support. They did not. Here’s another number that’s gone under the radar: 42 of 46 nations in the Human Rights Council were plundered and victims of massive human rights violations by the 47th, the United Kingdom.

Now it can be argued that the majority (36) did not stand with Sri Lanka. The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has put it down to a foreign policy failure by the current government: ‘The incumbent government has managed its foreign relations extremely irrationally. Instead of embarking on a careful and thoughtful process of diplomatically convincing the world that Sri Lanka is willing to take its human rights obligations seriously, it embarked on an obnoxious and intransigent campaign. The government lacks coherence, competence, and good faith in dealing with the international community.’

Interesting, considering that Sri Lanka was forced to do a back-to-the-wall battle principally on account of the foreign policy of the yahapalana government, in which the SJB’s previous avatar, the United National Party, was the key player. What the SJB stalwarts supported between 2015 and 2019 was anything but rational. If there was care and thoughtfulness it was about how best to capitulate. A government can tell the truth and if it is not to the liking of its detractors, home and abroad, that exercise can be called ‘obnoxious’ and ‘intransigent.’

The SJB’s boys and girls played ‘good boy and good girl’ (meaning, ‘yes, we will submit to your version of our reality, good lords and ladies’). They weren’t called intransigent for obvious reasons. They toed the line. They were coherent in genuflection. They were competent slaves. They purchased happily the good-faith rhetoric of the bad-faith bosses.  One cannot expect anything from the SJB other than this kind of crude and obnoxious salivation. If they truly believe the UNHRC narrative then they should take issue with Sarath Fonseka, the Commander of the very Army that is accused of wrongdoing. The very same individual who received the vast majority of votes cast by the so-called victims, the Tamils in the North and East, in the 2010 Presidential Election.
It is part of a carefully designed, thoughtful vexatious persecution exercise with a clear end-point: a Sri Lanka that cheers and supports US-led strategic interests in the region. This is why the US Ambassador pleaded with the likes of the former Northern Province Chief Minister to go easy on the previous government (yes, ‘human rights’ is a political tool and that’s its principal function in Geneva, especially with respect to Sri Lanka).  

Let’s move to the implications. The US Government, which called the Council ‘A cesspool of bias’ not too long ago has immediately moved to capitalize on the resolution.  US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Jalina Porter has said a mouthful: ‘The United States co-sponsored this resolution and together with the international community calls on Sri Lanka to safeguard the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, human rights defenders, and civil society actors, and to take credible and meaningful steps to address its past, promote reconciliation, and guarantee equal access to justice for all its people.’

This statement can be rubbished on account of absolute absence of morality, coming from a country with a long and sordid past and and equally horrible present with regard to safeguarding rights of ethnic and religious minorities, civil society acts and equal access to justice for all its people. She has said that the long-term security and prosperity of Sri Lanka depends on respecting human rights today and committing to peace and reconciliation for the future. Clearly, security and prosperity in the USA, by the same token, calls for utmost pessimism. Jalina Porter should know. She’s from Louisiana and she’s African American.

Porter has, not unexpectedly, saluted the resolution’s requirement for the OHCHR to ‘collect and preserve evidence for future accountability.’  This, after all, was a key element of the resolution.
Now, let’s backtrack a bit. The resolution was built on a long and vexatious process of mal-intent beginning with the Darusman Report. The principal sources quoted extensively in that report will not be released into the public domain until 2031. In other words it was essentially a trial in absentia or rather a trial in anonymity. Reliability cannot even be questioned until then! On the other hand, the Darusman Panel as well as all other groups which have since ‘reported’ to the Council have deliberately and vexatiously REFUSED to take into account the missives of the ICRC and the military attaches of the US and UK missions in Colombo.Rest assured, Sri Lanka’s version of matters will not be heard. So much for those who say ‘Sri Lanka did not do enough to convince the member states.’ Sri Lanka could get god him/herself (if such an entity exists as believed by and constitutionally affirmed by some of the nations that stood and continues to stand against Sri Lanka) to tell the truth, to no avail. 

There will be more to come, not that this resolution (non-binding though it is) has been passed. There will be oodles of bucks to collect, collate and creatively present all manner of lies. Individuals will be targeted by individual countries. Matters will be moved to the General Assembly. The circus will go on.

What can Sri Lanka do? Two things.
 First, the government has to realize one important truism: Only a government that has the full backing of the people can resist these kinds of vexatious prosecutions. Such backing can only be obtained if the government trusts the people, listens to the people and takes care of the people AND the land. In other words only a government that affirms in word and deed notions of sustainable livelihoods and the security of all the natural resources of the land can protect such a people and indeed itself.  

Second, the government should realize that one way of winning over other countries similarly persecuted or are potential victims of similarly pernicious moves is to take a strong and principled stand against vexatious persecution.  In other words is the cesspool of bias wants to compile lies, then Sri Lanka could compile all the truths that have not even been footnoted in Geneva, not just in relation to this country, but all the countries in the world. A vast repository can be developed. 

And therefore, a proposal to set up an International Center on Vexatious Prosecution headquartered in Sri Lanka, should be seriously considered.

malindasenevi@gmail.com.

2 Responses to “Wanted: An International Center on Vexatious Persecution”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    All traitor alugosuwas (to Sinhalese Buddhists only) thambi mudiyanselage jr@’s handy work who created these diasporats all over the developed world. Now in lot of those countries, 10-20 even more deshapaluwas rely on the diasporats’ block vote to get into parliaments in those countries. So for those votes, the desahapaluwas and governments in those countries can’t wait to lick the backsides of the diasporats enough. Hence these human rights donkeys have sprung into action who are deaf, blind and impotent in Syria, Yemen etc. where millions died/dying since western powers/arms deals are involved. UNHCRapists more like!

    Thanks jr@, traitor alugosuwa (to Sinhalese Buddhists only) lk maranasinha porisada @, traitor alugosuwa (to Sinhalese Buddhists only) die hard catholic token Buddhist Batalande wa(n)dakaya, traitor modaya packanila hickanala with
    sunken eyes could be more Sinhalese murdering than the lk porisada since it has joined at hip with the fastest breeding
    religion aka religion of violence mussies, traitor modaya vairapala sorry sena, traitors milk dog aka kiri xalla, mongol
    pongol etc. etc from the anti Sinhlese, anti Buddhist, anti Sri Lanka, minority worshiping for their votes, Mother Lanka
    dismembering UNPatriotic_rats party Sinhala dhrohiyas have done their treacherous best to where we are today.

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Start an online petition to send these undesirables who are getting ready to annihilate the Sinhalese race. They’ve
    shown their intent with mass murder of us and won’t stop until we are totally eliminated. It’s said, fastest breeding
    religion aka religion of violence mussie under 15 population exceeds the Sinhalese already. It is only a matter of time before the Sinhalese surrender their lease to the fastest breeding religion.

    Iran, afganisthan, pakisthan, bangladesh, malaysia and indonesia used to be Buddhist countries before the fastest
    breeding religion aka religion of violence mussies arrived in those countries with their baby machine wives. They
    multiplied and multiplied and outnumbered (murdered) the natives within a few hundred years. Sri Lanka going down
    that path fast our traitor deshapaluwas’ help.

    21st century, people still believing in mythical gods. Even with a global pandemic going on which is the animals’
    revenge for eating them (in addition to giving numerous cancers) people still don’t want to leave these creatures alone.
    If they aren’t sure they can ask UNHCRapists if the animals have any human/animal rights. They will come back to you
    after how many diasporats vote in developed countries general election (local elections don’t count BTW). Best thing
    they have to do is send as many numbers to develop countries being careful not to get eaten by the human rights donkeys.

    Only Buddhism gives animal rights. Buddhism disappeared from its birth place india since it didn’t fit the society with
    caste systems, animal sacrifices etc. etc. Then invading mussies killed all the Buddhist monks and set fire to the
    Buddhist universities (a world first) and uprooted the only true religion from its birth place. They quickly reverted back
    to religions of conveniences which do not regard
    sins as sins. What’s more Buddhism’s Five Precepts is the basis for the penal code in every country under the sun. Yet
    almost all the people outside the religion want to destroy it. Jr@ tried (gonjan said it too) then Batalande wa(n)dakaya
    tried for 40 years (again gonja R said) and didn’t succeed. Yet still those anti Buddhist elements hope it will happen.
    Like the great innovator Arthur C Clark said Buddhism going to thrive in the world. No wonder since the truth is
    permanent and untruths have short lie spans. Covid19 showed them a good lesson if they want to learn. It has killed
    millions of people already no gods has come to their help.

    Start the petition and UNHCRapists will be pleading with GoSL to scrap it as soon as the first signature appears on it.
    Rampaging rapists will be like a poodles along with the traitor diasporats who are impatient to break up Mother Lanka
    to go on holiday!

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