Govt. delegation meets Navaneetham Pillay in Geneva
Two days ahead of the 19th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) here in Geneva, Human Rights Commissioner Navaneetham Pillay raised the issue that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) had not dealt with the accountability issues raised in the UN panel report dubbed by the government as the Darusman report.
A top government delegation led by External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris met with Ms. Pillay in Geneva yesterday.
Irrigation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva who participated in the meeting told journalists that the government delegation promptly responded to her remarks in this respect.
“We corrected her immediately. We have dealt with accountability issues,” he said. He added that it is the people of Sri Lanka and not external forces that should approve any reconciliation process.
“We made that point during the discussion. Whatever it is, the people of Sri Lanka should approve it. We categorically told her that the people of Sri Lanka watched how Osama Bin Laden was killed. Yet, nobody raised any human rights issue with regard to Bin Laden’s murder,” he said.
At that point, Ms. Pillay had said that she issued a statement on that issue. She had also told the Sri Lankan delegation that she had no say in the resolution to be moved by the United States against Sri Lanka during the sessions.
Meanwhile, Prof. Peiris said that he challenged the credibility of the Darusman report. He told journalists that the report is based on evidence gathered from anonymous sources. The panel has given immunity for these sources to remain anonymous for 20 years.
“I asked Ms. Pillay who is also a former judge how anyone can trust the findings of such a panel. She said that the panel was not allowed to do investigations. Then I asked again how the report prepared without investigations could be accepted,” he said.
Courtesy: DM Online
The Barbarian queen, whose childhood heiro is the ruthless evil TERRORIST PRA…!
Your aim is remaining in this position is to support to your nationalism of tamil terrorism.
UN is full of fools which has put the mother of THIEF as a f..king justice in UN.
What’s the unbias decision can obtain against her nation by herself..?
STOP acting & making f..king DRAMAS of UN..!
Sl is an independent country to mind our own business…!
This so called educated lady should have known that it is not descent or even prudent to sit in judgement or to have anything to do over this subject as she herself belongs to the accusing party.Axims of juris prudence seem to have been thrown into the thin air.JUSTICE NOT ONLY SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT BUT IT SHOULD ALSO BE SEEM TO BE CARRIED OUT.
Where’s the Nico to comment on barbarian queen…?
This madam one of the LTTE supporters,so we shouldn´t expect her any help for our country.Lets wait and see oneday she will retaired after her job then nobody respect her,if she want to be a real sri lankan now the time helping sri lanka.Anyway we no need to worried anythings we didn´t make any mistake war against terrorist that end.American everywhere started war and many millions of innocents civillians were killed during the cambodia and viettam war american did used chemical weapans…………many things we want to tell but we can´t everythings write here,hope our polticians will talk well in UN council meeting.
Navi Pillay is a Tamil woman from South Africa, whose parents are from Tamil Nadu. Like all Tamils, the world over, they stick together, in search for a home for Tamil so-called ‘nation’. But Tamil ‘nation’ should be established in Tamil Nadu for its 70 million Tamils and not in SL for 3.5 million SL Tamils. NP does not care about the logic of this.
Like all Tamils she supported VP and the LTTE terrorism. She does not see it as terrorism, despite the gross evil committed by the LTTE in SL, and the LTTE having been proscribed as terrorists in many countries in the West and around the world. Navi Pillay has failed to denounce terrorism of LTTE. She has failed to denounce the gross war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by USA, Britain and NATO countries, because she knows who her paymasters are. She does not wish to be bummped-off by the CIA either.
She has failed to consistently and forcefully denounce USA for the cold-blooded killing/murder of the unarmed man, who may be Bin Laden or an imposter, who was killed by US marines after invading Pakistan in the dead of night like a robber. The cold-blooded murder was witnessed by Obama and Clinton woman, along with CIA and Pentagon officials, with glee. They were like any criminal organisation, like the mafia gangsters whose ‘godfather’ has ordered the col-blooded murder of an enemy. Is this how a civilised nation USA behaves? Navi Pillay should have inisted in tabling the motion in the current UNHRC session to denounce USA for this cold-blooded murder and other gross US war crimes etc in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. She knows she has failed to do so. It is easier for her to denounce a small country like SL on trumped-up bogus charges, because that is what her paymasters want her to do.
NAVI PILLAY SHOULD BE FORTHWITH SACKED FOR HER GROSS BIAS AND HER FAILURES.
SRI LANKA’S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE covers more than 2,000 years.
Sri Lanka claims a democratic tradition matched by few other developing countries, and since its independence in 1948, successive governments have been freely elected. Sri Lanka’s citizens enjoy a long life expectancy, advanced health standards, and one of the highest literacy rates in the world despite the fact that the country has one of the lowest per capita incomes.
The conflict between varios Sri Lankan governments and the (LTTE) lasted nearly three decades. The Tamil Tigers had been waging a full scale war for an independedt state After the failure of the Norwegen mediated peace process in 2006 the Sri Lankan military launched offensives aimed at recapturing territory controlled by the Tamil Tigers. By July 2007 the military had recaptured all of the east. The military offensive in the north escalated in October 2008 as the Sri Lankan military attacked the Vanni heartland of the Tamil Tigers. After successive defeats the Tamil Tigers were forced to retreat to the north-east coast in Mullaitivu District. The civilian population of the Vanni also fled. The Sri Lankan government and human rights organisations have alleged that the civilians were forced to do so by the Tamil Tigers.[ By January 2009 the Tamil Tigers and the civilians were trapped in a small piece of land on the north-east coast.
As the Sri Lankan military advanced further into Tamil Tiger controlled areas, international concern grew for the fate of the 350,000 civilians trapped. On 21 January 2009 the Sri Lankan military declared a 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi) Safe Zone 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) between the A35 highway and Chalai Lagoon] According to the Sri Lankan the purpose of the Safe Zone was to allow the trapped civilians to cross into territory controlled by the military. However, very few civilians actually crossed into the military territory. The Sri Lankan military, UN and human rights organisations accused the Tamil Tigers of preventing the civilians from leaving.
After all those problems Sri Lankan government was able to finish one of the longest-running civil wars in Asia. Following a fierce, year-long military offensive, the Sri Lankan government defeated the separatist group and killed its leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran ( Like Amricans did in Afganistan. American War Crimes in Afghanistan, thousands killed and nobody asked for American war criminals )
The SLG and the militray did everything to avoid Civilian casualties
The socalled powerful nations do not have any right to dictate terms to other countries like Sri Lanka on how these countries should be governed and what kind of leaders should be in power. As Sri Lanka’s Historical and Cultural Heritage is more than 2000 years, The Sri Lankan govenment knows better how to deal with domestic problems and nobody should dictate terms to the Sri Lankan govenment how to solve domestic problems.
Sri Lankans Sinhalese,tamils, muslims are enjoying the freedom after 30 years of bloody war.
1. civilian casualties afghanistan ?
2. civilian casualties iraq ?
3. Deaths caused by Coalition forces
4: Casualties of the Libyan civil war
On April 1, NATO airstrikes killed 14 rebel fighters and wounded seven more on the frontline at Brega.
On April 7, news reports surfaced that NATO bombers killed 10–13 rebels and wounded 14–22 near the eastern oil town of Brega.
On April 27, at least one NATO warplane accidentally attacked the Libyan rebel forces position near the besieged city of Misrata, killing 12 fighters and wounding five others.
On May 13, 11 religious imams were claimed to be killed and 50 others injured when a NATO airstrike struck a large gathering in Brega praying for peace in conflict-ridden Libya.
On June 19, at least nine civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike on Tripoli. Reporters saw bodies being pulled out of a destroyed building. NATO acknowledged being responsible for the civilians’ deaths.
On June 20, The old Libyan regime claimed that 15 civilians including three children had been killed by a NATO airstrike on Sorman.
On July 25, 11 civilians were claimed killed by a NATO airstrike on a medical clinic in Zliten.
On July 30, 3 journalists were killed and 15 wounded in NATO attacks against the Libyan state TV Al-Jamahiriya, which continued to broadcast after the attacks.
On August 9, the Libyan government claimed that 85 civilians were killed in NATO airstrikes on Majer, a village near Zliten. A NATO spokesman confirmed that they bombed Zliten on August 8 and 9, but said that he was unable to confirm the casualties. The Libyan government declared three days of national mourning. Reporters were later taken to a hospital where they saw at least 30 dead bodies including the bodies of at least two young children. The Libyan government claimed that the bodies of others killed in the airstrikes were taken to other hospitals. Commander of the NATO military mission in Libya, Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard said “I cannot believe that 85 civilians were present when we struck in the wee hours of the morning, and given our intelligence. But I cannot assure you that there were none at all”.
What are we going to do about above facts ?????
Tamara Kunanayakam, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland is a tamil woman from Sri Lanka whise parents are from Sri Lanka.
Does that make her fit into your words “Like all Tamils she supported VP and the LTTE terrorism” ?
Navi Pillay is a eminent judge from South Africa, To label her a “supporter of the LTT” is stupidity. I can understand bloggers Amden and Pillayan indulging in such stupidities. Nicholas, please use your intellect.
The resolution on Sri Lanka was drafted and circulted by the US and is being pursued by SL’s biggest supporter, the US. This resolution, by it content, is a big blow to tamil nationalism and it is extremely supportive of the structured genocide implemented by the Kurakkan Satakaya clan.
The blow is so massive and unprecedented, the TNA has decided to boycott the UNHRC sessions.
Nicholas, if you cannot understand what’s going on and continue your tirade aginst SL’s best friends, US and India, please make an attempt to do so.
Parakrama is undoubtedly a diaspora Tamil, though he may deny it, as he does not have the guts to admit it.
If it makes him happy, let me re-phrase my words in blog 5 para 2 as, “Like most Tamils..” What I meant at the time was ‘all Tamils outside SL’. Most Tamils in SL were against the evil fascist leader VP and his evil terrorist org LTTE, as they suffered most in the hands of LTTE, but they feared to denounce him and the LTTE. It was their children that were conscripted to LTTE fighting machine to be gun-fodder and suicide killers needlessly, to satisfy his ego and ganja-fueled pipe-dream of LTTE kingdom with him as king.
There are lot of eminent Tamil men and women who supported VP and the LTTE. They were blinded because they supported his dream of a Tamil kingdom and Tamil nation. For them, the end justified the means, so they cared two hoots about brutal terrorism.
Tamara Kunanayakam is a SL Tamil appointed by Hon President to be SL Permanent Rep at UN Geneva Office. Only time will tell whether his judgement was sound, on this occasion. Let us not forget that many SL Tamils who denounced VP fearlessly were killed by him, including his mentor, and that most SL Tamils were against him. Pillayan and Karuna eventually left VP, disgusted with his brutal killings. They hold trusted high office in GOSL.
Let us have ONE COUNTRY AND ONE NATION with all communities working together for the common good, like a colony of bees or ants.
You’ve well guessed abt this “PAPA KARMA” tamil puli.
It appears that he’s definitly a tamil one, that’s why he spelled the name of “Gunanayagam” as “Kunanayakam”…! Tamils pronounce ‘gu’ as ‘ku’…
HILARIOUS daa, kundi papa karma..!
Onaka “gu” theriyamaaa…?
Adaa kupadi Papa Karma thambi….!
If there’s a one who “Thamara Gunanayagam” as a srilankan representative for UN, then she’ll be a DECENT educated Srilankan lady who enjoys PEACE & WELL BEING here. And not “Kunu godak” like the Barbarian queen.
Then “Fool Blood Driven PAPA KARMA” can’t you understand that if Thamara is there to persperent SL, then she’ll only deal matters of SL. Not be against to other countries in favour of any terrorism. Then she must favours to SL peoples elected democratic govt. What’s the wrong with it.!?
But this Barbaran queen from another country favours to her own barbaric national tamil terrorism in SL.!
For example in cricket matches, the’re 1 or more umpires from non hosting country. That’s because for unbiasness of decisions.
But in UN this barbarian queen for all, includng matters of her own barbaric national terrorism..!?!
By the way Papa karma..!
You know that, Now it appears that “SIRIMA-SHASTHRI agreement” is going to revise & bring again to DEPORT tamils to india again.
S-S agreement made in ’60s between india & sl leaders to send immigrated tamils again from sl to india. But it couldn’t activated after some changes in positics.
Now india & sl have good ties & both countries want to solve permanently this stinking tamil issue.
Because india knows that if this tamils separate away, then it’ll be another problem forever to india. So india might accept most tamils from sl except usefull ones like Thamara.
Because india knows that these tamils came under the slavery of UK in the past.
So ‘papa karma’ it’s better you to book earlier a good place in tamilnadu mama land. otherwise there’ll be much rush later..! You know very well that how the situation when tamil people got rushed in to something…!
Amden, you are absolutely right that ‘papa karma’ is a diaspora Tamil from his spelling of ‘Gunanayagam’ in Tamil way with a ‘k’. This exposed the pundrikutti kallathoni who should end up in TN slums one day, hopefully if driven out of the country he is residing in abroad presently.
TNA and diaspora Tamils are all waiting eagerly for SL to be denounced in UNHRC meeting. I hope SL and other countries rally round to denounce USA now, and in later meeting in October in UNHRC, for US utterly despicable crimes against humnity and war crimes, and for the cold-blooded murder of Osama by Obama, who watched in glee murder on live sat-TV, with the Clinton woman and CIA, Pentagon officials, with her hand in her mouth to stifle her scream. USA is a thug and bully, the worst criminal nation in the world today! US leaders are worse than Genghis Khan and the Mongol leaders!
I am forced to re-state the obvious. I am not a diaspora tamil; I am a citizen of Sri Lanka living in Sri Lanka.
Please visit the UNHRC website. The Ambassadors name is spelt as “Tamara Kunanayakam”; I deeply respect other peolple’s names and ensure I spell and pronounce them correctly.
The TNA and tamil diaspora are devastated by the US sponsored resolution. See my blog elsewhere for reasons.
I have been in contact with several tamil diaspora spokespersons. They do not subscribe to your views.
The US sponsored resolution is aimed at entrusting the future of tamils in the hands of the Kurakkan Satakaya clan.
In conclusion, GOSL has reaped a massive victory at the UNHRC with the help of the US sponsored rsolution. Please light the crackers.
So why you “Paapa karma” tell that you’re in abroad…? False man you’re a real evil doer who does the paapa karma by word too…!
You better to be with “Vaiko annan” at mama land tamilnadu soon…!
Parakrama, you are by your wrting style, content and support for TNA and diaspora Tamils, is evidently a Tamil. The question remains whether you are diaspora Tamil or not? You claim you are in touch with diaspora Tamils. How many SL Sinhala citizens do that? Though you say you are a SL citizen, you have failed to clarify whether you are Sinhala or Tamil, with a psuedonym, which when unscrambled reads ‘Parakrama’. How many SL Tamils are in contact with diaspora Tamils? From your knowledge of what is happening in the diaspora tamil community I think you are a diaspora Tamil or a Tamil in close contact with diaspora Tamils and who reads disinformation dished out daily by tamilnet. One such disinformation is that USA is actually on the side of the GOSL. This is utter nonsense! USA wants to kick the hell out of Hon President MR and effect a regime change as they did in Libya, and is trying to do in Syria. There is no oil at present in SL, but SL is of great strategic importance to USA for a large base, to confront China and India in the event of a major war in Asia. Only TNA/diaspora Tamils will give Trinco for a massive US base, if USA effect regime change in SL with a US puppet like RW/SF as leader, with TNA/diaspora Tamils granted N & E amalgamated for so-called sovereign ‘eelam kingdom’.
If US resolution against SL fails, it is solely because of the hard effort of SL delegation and the good work of UNHRC permanent Rep in Geneva, Tamara G.
Thank you for Blog 14.
Does the writing style of sinhala and tamils differ? I don’t think so; they may differ not because of race but because of education, reading, aptitude etc. You can differentiate between ND, AK and Amden because, you know why!
I am a citizen of Sri Lanka; it does not matter what language my parents spoke; I am not only tri-lingual but am proficient in 7 other languages.
I am not only in touch with diaspora tamils but also include, diaspora sinhalese. I am also in touch with local citizenry of all races, languages, religions etc. This communication is to live up my life’s calling; viz the driving of the nation.
I do read tamilnet and so do many other websites run by memebers of the Sri Lankan community and others relating to SL affairs. The draft resolution that I published earlier came from a Canadian website run by expatriate sinhala persons domiciled in Canada. Tamilnet is yet to publish this draft resolution.
There is no evidence the US wants the KS clan ousted. The KS caln is never mentioned specifically in any of their communications. The recent delegation went out of their way to ignore Mr RW while in SL.
Nicholas, what the tamil community want is PEACE and DIGNITY. This resolution in the UNHRC does not provide that. The Kurakkan Satakaya clan do not and never will provide that. No sinhala regime will never provide that. This is why the tamil comuunity is devastated by this resolution.
If you studied English Literature, as I have done, you will know the term known as, genre. Each writer has his/her own genre of writing. That is why from your genre, thought content and support for diaspora Tamils/TNA, I know you are a Tamil. Whether you are diaspora or not, it is for you to admit. Infact, you have failed to admit so far, whether you are Tamil or not, though I have posed the question to you directly. Are you ashamed to be Tamil? Many Indians I have known are able to communicate in several languages, foreign as well as other Indian languages. So, it is not a great feat to be able to communicate in several languages.
It is a falacy that SL Tamils do not enjoy Peace & Dignity in SL. Many Tamils I know in South, enjoy Peace & Dignity in the S. They do not live in fear and suspicion among the majority Sinhalese. They are quite relaxed, and many engage in successful businesses as well as hold professional jobs. They interact very well with other members of the community, such as Sinhalese, Muslims and Burghers etc. But in any community in the world over, there are small minority of extremists, who spread the poison of their extremist dogma of hatred for one community or another. I have been a victim of such Tamil extremists when I went to the defence of a Tamil boy who was my friend, because they did not want him to associate with me, a Sinhalese. I have several good Tamil friends, with no political or racial hang-ups. Nilam Thiruchelvam was my childhood friend. We used to play together in the weekends.
All communities aspire to live in PEACE & DIGNITY AT ALL TIMES. Our real enemies are poverty, hunger, ignorance, homelessness, ill health etc. It is these we must join forces to conquer instead of trying to beat the hell out of each other. In India, there have been constant clashes between extreme Muslims and extreme Hindus, that have led to brutal deaths of millions of men, women and children on both sides. LTTE too practised brutal genocide, when they drove out the Muslims and Sinhalese who had there homelands, for several generations, in the N & E. Babies were held by their legs and dashed on nearby rocks or on the floor. Pregnant women had their wombs ripped open before being hacked to death. Such was the terrible brutality of LTTE terrorists! They did not exercise peace & dignity towards Muslims and Sinhalese did they? They commited war crimes and crimes against humanity. UNHRC or AI or HRW or USA or Britain did not denounce LTTE for these atrocious crimes nor seek to assist SL against the terrible atrocities of terrorist LTTE. The imperial West were evil themselves, who wanted to use LTTE for their own agenda to dominate Asia.
As I see it, this canard about no ‘peace and dignity’ for SL Tamils is typical extremist Tamil disinformation to dupe the West and other countries. When some Westerners visit SL and see the high level of development today among the Tamils in N & E, which was not there in the time of the fascist, evil, megalomaniac leader VP, they are truly amazed. Then, when the ordinary Tamils reveal how happy they are today, with no fear of their children being snatched/conscripted by the evil LTTE to be gun-fodder or suicide bombers, to realise the megalomaniac’s ambition to be king of the eelam raj, the foreign tourists realise how much they had been misled by the diaspora Tamil propaganda/disinformation against the Sinhalese and the GOSL!
Parakrama, what have you got against our heroic Hon President MR and his family, to belittle them by calling them ‘Kurakkan Satakaya clan’? This shows your extremist Tamil bias and lack of good will, to unite to build ONE COUNTRY ONE NATION for all communities to live together in peace and harmony with dignity for all, to develop together, for all generations.
The Nakiya ND conveniently avoided responding to your querry reference to Tamara Kunanayakam in blog 8 “”Does that make her fit into your words “Like all Tamils she supported VP and the LTTE terrorism” ?”” as he has no answer.
I have edited this as my earlier posting was deleted wholesale by the selective Administrator who still has no guts to decalare this as a pro regime site.
Oh ! Navi Pillai has issued a statement about cold blooded murder of Osama Bin Laden by Obama and Clinten gangsters. Well done Navi! Great job, that is what UN has appointed you for (and funded mainly by US and EU).
That is more than enough what you have done and I am sure anybody can recommend you to be promoted to the position of “Kitchen Hand” in the UN kitchen, for the great job you have done.
I suggest, you may also issue a statement about the war in Sri lanka and shut your stinky mouth the same way.
By the way I am glad that you admitted that you have “NO Say” in what US does in UNHCR. We already knew that you are just a puppet of US, well not only you, but the whole UN is, including Ban-krupt Moon.
We’ll wait and see.