EU urges Sri Lanka to cooperate with UN panel
The European Union urged Sri Lanka’s government on Thursday to cooperate with a UN panel probing alleged war crimes during the country’s civil war.
“The European Union encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to cooperate fully, including through the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission appointed by President Rajapakse, with the members of the Panel, in the interest of all concerned,” said EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton.
“The European Union hopes that these initiatives can contribute to an inclusive and sustainable political solution addressing the legitimate concerns of all the communities on the island,” she said in a statement.
President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government has ignored calls to investigate allegations that thousands of civilians were killed along with surrendering rebels during the final months of the fighting that ended in May last year.
Sri Lankahas refused to cooperate with a panel named by UN chief Ban Ki-moon last week to advise on “accountability issues” during the conflict, which pitted government forces against Tamil Tiger separatists.
Rajapakse told the Times of India in an interview published Monday that he did not care about damage to the country’s image as a result of resisting pressure from the United Nations and Western countries to submit to an enquiry.
“Why should I worry about others?” he told the newspaper. “If Indiaand neighbours are good with me, that is enough for me.”
Asked about the risk of losing EU trade concessions worth an estimated 150 million dollars a year because of his resistance to EU pressure, Rajapakse replied: “I am not bothered.”
“If the EU doesn’t want to give it, let them keep it. I don’t want it. We have gone and explained what we have done.”
In today’s world the cold war battle persists between the forces of imperial West and the Freeworld. The wicked imperial West tries to dominate the Freeworld to exploit its resources both human and material. The imperial West is led by Yankee USA rattling its military power at the Freeworld to submit. Yankee USA is fighting today to retain its power over the Freeworld as the top dog to cock its leg up and piss on the Freeworld, to mark its territory, with the servile backing of the EU and others of the imperial West.
The champions of the Freeworld are China, Russia and India. They do not try to dominate and exploit the Freeworld. They do not try to piss on the Freeworld. They help to build the economies of the Freeworld to progress together hand-in-hand for a better future for all. They do not impose on the Freeworld detrimental binding contracts to have a servile hold on the Freeworld.
The imperial West led by Yankee USA fears the rapid growth of China and India into Hyperpower and Superpower status respectively. This would knockout USA. Hence the support of the imperial West to the world’s most evil terrorist group LTTE in Sri Lanka in a subversion plan to break-up India into autonomous States through military support to terrorist groups in India, through LTTE. When their plan was destroyed by the total annhilation of LTTE by the able and courageous leadership of Mahinda Rajapksa of SL the imperial West seethed with fury. They unleashed all manner of economic restrictions and a campaign of vilification of the glorious victory of MR over the LTTE. They used the UN General Secretary and the likes of Navi Pillai of Tamil origin to screech human rights abuse and war crimes at MR and his heroic armoured forces. Ban Ki-Moon, Navi Pillai and such ilk became tools of the imperial West to force down our throat a so-called advisory panel for an investigation and report on cooked-up wild allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by heroic Sri Lankan forces and MR in the final days of the War of Liberation. Retired General SF, JVP anarchists and UNP became strange bed-fellows in the US and EU plot of false allegations. No doubt suitcases full of vast amounts of crisp US dollars were freely given like largesse to these traitors to bankroll their campaign to bring down the government of MR to install a puppet government of USA and EU. The stopping of GSP+ to hurt the garment industry is part of the plot to sabotage the economic revival of SL on fast-track under Mahinda Chintanaya.
The GOSL and its people will not be daunted by such callous campaigns of hatred and villification by imperial West. With the help of our true friends in the Freeworld we shall withstand such attacks on our economy. Our message to Ban Ki-Moon and Navi Pillai is, “Shove up the a–e of Yankee USA and EU your advisory panel and the GSP+”. Go first and bring-to-book USA, Britain and Israel for their most horrendous crimes against humanity and war crimes during their campaigns in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and Palestine. I call on the GOSL to throw out the INGOs and NGOs who are tools of imperial West to sabotage and subvert Mother Lanka.
Fully agree with Nicholas Dias. The western imperial forces have attempted to destabilise our Sinhala Buddhist Nation many times since independance. Some Sri Lankan leaders in the past, especially those form the UNP, have fallen into the traps laid by the Europeand. But now we have HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, a true son of the soil leader of the Sinhala Buddhists. HE Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a resounding messgae to the European Union regarding the GSP+ concessions. The imperialists use many tools to desatabilise our land; some political tools, some social tools and some economic tools. But we, the Sihala Buddhist Nation, stand proud today having eliminated Tamil Terrorism after 30 long years. Under the able leadership of HE Mahinda Rajapaksa and soon, under the leadership of Hon Namal Rajapaksa, we the citizens of the Sinhala Buddhist Nation of Sri Lanka, have the courage and aptitude to face upto the threat by paper tiger imperial European forces.