EU demands accountability for past violations in SL; US to justify anti-Lankan resolution today
The EU yesterday backed UK’s demand that the GoSL take tangible measures to address accountability issues or face the consequences.
Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the third day of the ongoing sessions, Danish Foreign Minister Villy Sevndal issued the warning on behalf of the EU. Both UK and EU are backing a US sponsored resolution targeting Sri Lanka now expected to be moved towards the end of the sessions.
EU member states, France, Germany and Italy didn’t make direct reference to Sri Lanka on the first two days of the sessions.
US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Ms. Maria Otero is expected to reiterate the Obama administration move aimed at GoSL when she addresses the sessions today (March 1). Ms. Otero early this month visited Colombo along with Assistant Secretary Robert Blake and informed the US decision to move a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
The sessions, including the NGO segment will continue till March 23.
Minister Sevndal stressed that accountability for past violations should remain high on the UNHRC’s agenda. “Impunity for human rights violations is an unsolvable debt, which, if unaddressed, is transmitted through generations. No country, no society can afford this. This is true in the case of Sri Lanka, where accountability must be an essential part of any process of national reconciliation. We believe that the UNHRC should encourage the authorities to fully implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and to engage with the UN on the report on the UNSG’s Panel of Experts (PoE),” Sevndal said.
In line with the US strategy, the EU lashed out at Syria calling for urgent action to bring the crisis to an end and provide relief to the victims.
Atrocities committed by the US and its allies are expected to be raised on the sidelines of the ongoing 19th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) when accountability issues in Iraq and Afghanistan come up at discussions organized by NGOs. Both the US and British forces are accused of large scale excesses in their battle against global terror as revealed by whistle-blowing website, Wiki Leaks and the international media.
Sources based in Geneva told The Island that contrary to reports accountability issue in Sri Lanka wasn’t the only topic at so-called ‘side events’ organized by various NGOs. Instead there would be discussions on a range of situations, including Iraq, Western Sahara, Tunisia, Iran, Brazil, the Philippines, Nepal, Nigeria, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Asia, Latin America, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, South Asia, Israel, Afghanistan, China, People’s Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, the United States, Bahrain, Indonesia, Yemen and Sudan etc.
One of the side events scheduled for March 20 would deal with the UN report on war crimes allegations against the Jewish state, sources said. The US rejected that report on Israel’s military excesses during the Dec 2008 to Jan 2009 war in the Gaza, where the Israelis had been accused of some 1,400 civilian deaths.
Courtesy: The Island
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What do you say to this now. Isn’t the noose of the hangman tightening. GL Peris has gone on a safari to Africa with his begging bowl seeking support from the despots over there. I am sure Zimbabwe is on his agenda. Rajathuma can lie but not hide!
I hope the UNHRC doesn’t fall for the US resolution aimed at continuing the suppression of SL Tamil aspirations.
I cannot fathom the tamil community’s acceptance of war crime investigations. The tamil communtiy seeks peace and dignity (not the type of peace we have had for the past 64 years); the US resolution fails on that account.
Had the resolution accepted the existence of tamil Homelands, it would have met with tamil aspirations, half way.
you see how’s evil western slave drivers’ f..king expression freedom.!
I gave(as kapila) a comment on ‘tutu article of guradian’ & it’s the same comment i gave(as Amden) under same news of onlanka.
Guardians removed my comment which was in it’s last 10 comments. but still their’s my user name.
then next to my comment, a terror supporter(warren) replied to my comment & it’s still there.
Then guardians DID NOT LET AT ALL me to publish (with that id) when i send comment in replying to him(but said it’s under moderation).
Then i posted another one (using another id as kapilabs) at last & it’s also removed. The same comment i’ll give you next to this.
READ it & other terror comments in guardian ‘tutu article’ also.
See how behave western media against srilanka. And how unbiased onlanka to allow comment of terror supporters.!
I saw in a recent comment, “udurawana” (should be a terror supporter) has written as ‘onlanka biased administrater’.
Will western media allow such ones to write on them.?
What those tamils has done, if they had a home land in SL since 1000yrs ago, while sinhalese developing.? Did those tamils make a desert.?
Leave 1000yrs aside & According to tamil sociatiy here i think you don’t know even who are your parents.!
How many tamils have true details in their ids or passports or any document..? I think no one has.!
I know many tamils in middle east are keeping all personal details in false. Their name, address, age, religion, qualification & many things fabricated in false. You tamil terrors become false fools for money.!
There’re still big stone remainings in the nothern srilanka which belongs to the Ancient SINHALA BUDDHIST Kingdoms.
Go & see if you’ve not seen & if you from thamilnadu.!
3% of tamils need a separate state in small srilanka(60k-sq miles)…!
Even if you get it, then it’ll remain as desert forever.
Why can’t you make your killing terrorist kingdom in tamilnadu.? Why tamilnadu also remain ever poor.? Can’t you make own state there.?
It’s your Original national Fault & Don’t blame others..! We’re fair people who don’t intend to harm others & otherwise you tamil terrors won’t remain till today.!
This stupid US resolution is ruining the future of not only the Tamils of Sri Lanka but the others in the Island as well.
If the ruling cabal has any brains, they should support this stupid resolution which will give a licence to continue the structured genocide that has been ongoing for the past 64 years.
The diaspora LTTE, ‘udu’ is uduburanava endlessly. This prat is deluded he has royal bloodline, perhaps to the pschopath who was arrested by the British in 1815 and despatched to die in Vellore, Andra Pradesh, to be buried in an unmarked grave.
The Tutu artcle in the Guardian was undoubtedly written for him by diaspora LTTE/Tamils. This idiot has never set foot to SL to see for himself the fast-track DEVELOPMENT in N & E which VP and the LTTE had devastated, and the Tamil children conscripted, to fight to realise his ganja fuelled pipe-dream.
In the photo published of Tutu, he looked like a black mamba with it mouth open about to strike at a victim with its deadly bite. This man is a nonentity today. By supporting Tamil diaspora propaganda/disinformation, Tutu has shown his biased nature just as Navi Pillay has demonstrated. May be Tutu’s anccestors were also Tamils from Tamil Nadu.
EU will split-apart in two years time as several EU countries struggle to cope with huge debts through economic failure. These countries are bankrupt. EU is now coming-apart at the seams, with citizens of these countries demonstrating on the roads daily against EU membership and loans which will tie every citizen to very long debt re-payments. In the wake of this, it is pathetic that EU comes to lecture to us on human rights issues when they themselves fail so glaringly on human rights issues. Undoubtedly EU is just a puppet of USA and manipulated mindlessly by USA.
USA should first show accountability for gross war crimes since the end of WW2 and crimes against humanity, before they come to lecture to us in SL. They had walkjed rough-shod over many countries and continue to do so. They have never acknowledged nor apologised nor paid compensation for the gross war crimes and crimes against humanity USA has committed and continue to commit today, with little or no compunction.
SL HAS NOT COMMITTED WAR CRIMES OR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN THE HUMANITARIAN OPERATION, WHICH WAS TO SAVE TAMIL SL CITIZENS HELD CAPTIVE AS HOSTAGES AND A HUMAN SHIELD BY THE EVIL TERRORIST LEADER VP AND THE BRUTAL LTTE TERRORISTS. THE LTTE COMMITTED A WAR CRIME IN KEEPING THEM AS A HUMAN SHIELD AND DENYING THEM FOOD AND WATER SHIPPED TO THEM DAILY BY GOSL UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ICRC. WHEN THEY WERE BEING RESCUED, THE TAMIL HOSTAGES FLED TO HEROIC SL ARMY SIDE LIKE A HUMAN FLOOD. VP IN SEETHING RAGE, ORDERED HIS LTTE CADRES TO SHOOT MORTAR FIRE AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS FIRE AND SUICIDE BOMB THE TAMIL REFUGEES AND THEIR RESCUERS, THE HEROIC SL ARMY, WHO SACRIFICED LIFE AND LIMB IN THE OPERATION. MANY SL ARMY PERSONNEL DIED AS WELL AS TAMIL HOSTAGES THROUGH BRUTAL KILLING MACHINE OF VP. THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES WHO DIED IN THIS WAY AMOUNTS TO A FEW HUNDREDS. MANY TAMIL HOSTAGES BEAR WITNESS TO THIS TODAY BUT ARE IGNORED BY THE IMPERIAL WEST AND THE DIASPORA TAMILS.
THIS FALSE ALLEGATION OF THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES KILLED BY SL ARMY AS 40,000 IS A CONCOCTED LIE BY THE DIASPORA TAMIL AND TNA, TO AVENGE THE DEATHS OF MORE THAN 40,000 LTTE CADRES ALONG WITH THEIR LEADER, VP. GOSL ADMITS KILLING OF LTTE CADRES IN THE HUMANITARIAN OPERATION BECAUSE THE LTTE REFUSED TO SURRENDER ON THE ORDERS OF THEIR LEADER, VP. INFACT MANY OF THEM DIED BY BITING THE CYANIDE CAPSULE THEY CARRIED AROUND THEIR NECK, ON ORDERS OF VP, RATHER THAN SURRENDER. THIS IS A WELL KNOWN FACT. THE NUMBER OF CADRES WHO DIED IS CERTAINLY MORE THAN 40,000. IT IS THEIR DEATHS THAT ARE BEING AVENGED BY THE DIASPORA TAMILS, ON THE PRETEXT OF SL TAMIL CITIZENS HELD HOSTAGE BY VP AND THE LTTE. THE EVIDENCE IS ONLY A FEW HUNDRED SL TAMIL HOTSGES HELD AS A HUMAN SHIELD BY LTTE DIED AS THEY FLED, IN THE HANDS OF THE LTTE THEMSELVES AS THEY SHOT THEM WITH HEAVY AND LIGHT WEAPONS.
NEITHER USA NOT UK NOR THEIR ALLIES ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE TRUTH BASED ON EVIDENCE. THEY EVEN DO NOT WANT TO SEND A COMMITTE ON FACT FINDING MISSION TO SL. THEY MERELY REPEAT PARROTWISE THE PROPAGANDA/DISINFORMATION PEDDLED OUT BY THE DIASPORA LTTE AND THE TNA. THIS IS BECAUSE OF US ARROGANCE AND ANGER AT HON PRESIDENT MR REFUSING US ORDER TO CEASE FIRE TO SAVE THE LTTE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. USA HAD A HIDDEN AGENDA TO GRANT SL TAMILS THEIR SOVEREING STATE IN N & E IN RETURN FOR A MASSIVE US BASE IN TRINCO AND OIL EXPLORATION RIGHTS TO THE WEST AND TO GRAB THE HUGE PHOSPHATE STOCK IN ANURADHAPURA ,STLL UNMINED.
SL IS ‘ONE COUNTRY ONE NATION’ FOR ALL THE SL CITIZENS. ANYONE CAN GO AND SETTLE DOWN IN ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY. SL WILL NEVER BE DIVIDED OR SEPARATED TO FORM A SOVEREIGN STATE FOR A MERE 1.6 MILLION TAMILS IN N & E. SL BUDDHISTS HAD THEIR EARLY SETTLEMENTS DATING FROM 400 BC IN THE NORTH AND EAST. THE IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE IS THERE STILL. DRAVIDIAN TAMILS FROM SOUTH INDIA CAME MANY CENTURIES LATER TO OCCUPY THE NORTH WE HAD ABANDONED, TO LIVE IN THE MORE PROPSPEROUS SOUTH.
LET THE DIASPORA TAMILS FIND A HOME FOR THEIR ‘TAMIL NATION’ FOR THE 70 MILLION TAMILS IN TAMIL NADU, AND THE HARD CORE SL TAMIL NATIONALISTS, WHO NUMBER ONLY A FEW THOUSANDS, MIGRATE TO TAMIL NADU. THIS IS VERY LOGICAL AND JUST.
Oh! I am disappointed because dead Pottu Amman’s (Matt Pouman’s)comment was removed and so I can’t read it.
I usually enjoy Pottu Amman’s racial rant and rumbling and I laugh just like listening to my pet dog barking to the moving trees and shadows etc.
Well done ONLANKA..!
It should be so.!
I also explained the Malicious “comment incident” i encountered in “the Guardian” site.
Malicious Guardians remove srilankan comments & publish terror comments deliberatly.
And when they remove a comment, then the’ll never accept any comment from that ID.
Guardians removed my reply comment (the same no 4 above ) given to “warren” under tutu article. They closed the comments for that article when i comment using other id. That’s the bull shit western expression freedom.!
So WHY do srilankan medias allow this terror tamils to write against the Legal Government of Srilanka…?