President to ask Trump to drop human rights accountability charges
President Maithripala Sirisena hopes US President-elect Donald Trump would grant Sri Lanka redress by not pursuing the human rights accountability charges against the country.
“I will write to President (Donald) Trump to ask him to free us from these accusations”, Sirisena said while addressing a membership drive of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in Galle.
“I was able to save the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and our valiant soldiers by giving the UN Human Rights Council necessary messages,” Sirisena said referring to the leniency shown by the US and the international community when he came to power in January 2015.
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) allowed Sri Lanka more time to set rights accountability mechanisms to probe the alleged rights violations that took place in the country during the last phase of the military campaign that ended in 2009 with victory of government troops.
The UNHRC had adopted three successive resolutions against Sri Lanka with the US taking the lead.
Having led three anti-Sri Lanka resolutions at the UNHRC between 2012 to 2014, the Obama administration adopted a softer line on Sri Lanka since Sirisena was elected as President.
in is considered nothing more than a bug as su…ch never taken seriously except for countries faced with the same predicament. the in agencies are there to serve those who subscribe to these agencies…and use them to intimidate those who at their mercy …the likes of sirisena ……to formulate policies to their liking and that too is dependent on how much bargainin power sirisena/ ranis has to bargain with. As is there is nothing. Writing to Santa might prove better.
As long SL remains subservient to the UNHRC thy will continue address the same issues that were raised decade anm the UNHRC will continue to do so for there is little else to do. Further the UNHRC wants to tred the path of righteousnous more to cover the acts of barbarism perpetrated by the in in the name of peace
Does US president-elect know where Sri Lanka is, in the globe?
That’s a lovely comment, Zama.
“Write to Santa, might be better ……….”.
Your sense of humour is gladly appreciated.
Long Live Zama!!!!!
Ah… What a way to go?
If he does this that will turn the table. Is this a media showcase?
Zama, Malathi and Channa,
Thank you for the humour. Great bloggers, you guys are.
What else can we enjoy life with, when buffoons sit in high chairs.
Keep going guys, we’ll survive these Yahapalana stupids and also survive the next bunch of buffoons who come along.
My question is Why the hell HE Sirisesna failed ask this from Obama in 8 January 2015? Instead Yahapalanaya Government voted with UN for the investigation. For many DTump is a bad guy. Why ask this from a bad guy? Should have asked this from Obama, Hilary, et al.