Tamil-Americans ask Obama for probe against Rajapaksa
Washington, Jan 25 (PTI) Tamil-Americans have asked US President Barack Obama to initiate investigations against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, over alleged crimes against humanity during the civil war.
The memorandum to Obama has been signed by more than a dozen Tamil-American organisations, many of whom held day-long protest outside the White House and the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on Monday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is currently believed to be in Houston on a private visit to the US.
“While President Rajapaksa is in the US we urge your Administration to initiate legal action against him.
The allegations against President Rajapaksa are on solid grounds of command responsibility, as confirmed by our diplomatic corps in Sri Lanka,” the memorandum said.
“Last summer, 58 Members of Congress wrote to Secretary Clinton urging your government to push for an independent international investigation into the alleged war crimes that occurred in Sri Lanka,” the memorandum said.
“In December last year, 17 Senators wrote to Secretary Clinton urging her again to call for an independent international investigation into allegations of gross human rights and humanitarian law violations including war crimes and Crimes Against Humanity,” it said.
Tamil-American organisations reminded Obama the speech that he delivered in the Indian Parliament when he travelled to India last November.
“Faced with such gross violations of human rights, it is the responsibility of the international community especially leaders like the United States and India to condemn it.
If I can be frank, in international forum, India has often avoided these issues.
But speaking up for those who cannot do so for themselves is not interfering in the affairs of other countries,” Obama had then said.
Source: Ada Derana
LTTE is a proscribed in USA as a terrorist organisation. Hence to welcome organisations that support LTTE in USA is illogical and morally wrong. Hilary Clinton is alleged to have said that not all terrorist organisations can be put in the same basket. She tried to claim that not all terrorist organisations are that bad. Is she trying to say that only terrorist organisations that attack USA are bad, and that those terrorist organisations that support US agenda to be the top dog in the world are not bad? Such a US policy is morally wrong.
ALL TERRORIST ORGAINSATIONS ARE EVIL AND SHOULD BE WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
THE ONLY WARS IN THE WORLD TODAY ARE WARS AGAINST TERRORISM AND SEA PIRATES, SUCH AS THE SOMALI PIRATES, WHICH INCREASES THE COST OF SHIPPING.
USA SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD IN DENOUNCING AND DESTROYING SEA PIRACY.
It is a great pity that US policy is only limited to fighting Taleban led by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan (once a US ally) and their terrorist allies in Iraq and in the West.
When is USA going to wake-up to the reality all terrorism is bad? If USA openly accepts Tamil organisations that support LTTE then it is indirectly supporting LTTE, which is unethical.
Isn’t it high time USA denounce Tamil organisations in USA that support LTTE, and not permit US policies to be corrupted by underhand and open support for these Tamil organisations in USA which support LTTE? Isn’t it time that Democratic, Republican and other US political parties are not allowed to be corrupted by accepting party funding by these evil Tamil organisations in USA? Isn’t it time that these Tamil organisations in USA which support proscribed terrorist organisation LTTE are in turn proscrbed in USA for supporting a terrorist organisation, and prevented from collecting funds for terrorist LTTE, albeit under the pretext of collecting funds for charity in SL for the Tamils? LTTE is not dead even though it has been militarily destroyed in SL. The Tamil organisations in the West have formed a so-called ‘Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’ to resurrect LTTE and its military machine for a new war in SL to establish an eelam state in SL by force of arms, and even capture the whole of the island for eelam. If this situation will be favourable to US policy in SE Asia, then you can bet your bottom dollar, USA will support these Tamil organisations in USA and their hidden and declared objectives.
My dear Mr.N:D:you are right,this bloody Usa still did not learn the lesson from the 11.09.attacked from Alqaida terrorist. As you said there is no good or bad terrorist in this world.We show three days ago what happen in russia,The terrorist they killed innosent civilians.Atleast now all the western countries have to take Srilanka as an example,and help srilanka to finish all the western disapora tamil terorrist.
USA den Lokaye Balawatha nowe, E issara. Ekkanisa Eayala Den Bayai Chenaya weni Ratak Lokaweladapola Allanawata, Kothnada Yuddayak Thiyenne USA Adara Karanawa ,Mokada Eyalage Ayuda Vikunaganna Ohna Nissa,Eyala DakunuKoriyawata Thiyena Adarayata Newe Udaw Karanna Heduwe. Cheenaya wattanai, Cheenaya Uturu Koriyawata Udaw denabawa USA Dannawa.
US need to arrest those gave billions of USD ($) to LTTE to kill Singhalese in sri lanka they did not gave finical support to the LTTE to do development in northeast, only just to finish Singhalese from sri Lanka it’s very clear from Canadian federal department reports what was doing Tamil Diaspora (not all Tamil Involve in those wrong doing) Tamil can do anything anywhere in Sri lanka but Singhalese cant do if Tamil want to buy properties in Colombo they can do it that’s why until today some properties run by LTTE biggest jock is our Corrupt politician keeping they are eye closed for those activity because they been funded by some embassy in Colombo to keep them silence, if Singhalese want to buy properties in north Tamil diasporas will say to the world that Singhalese garbing they are properties or steeling .US ,CANDA and EROUPEAN should think many time before they going to act for LTTE voice no one will do anything for northing everyone has they are own agenda and personal interest form sri Lankan issue Norway all the time try to divide sri lanka an still trying ,Our leaders should understand that am sure (HE MR ) know it but one person I don’t think so that person is ( Mr.RW) Singhalese should raises voice as well to show what’s is the truth behind the 30 years of sri Lankan war!
US politics are driven by special interest groups and any party will kiss the backside of any group that gives them money. Obviously there are no Sinhalese organisations doing that as they don’t need to. Apparently, there are no less than 12 such Tamil organisations in the USA and God only know where they are getting the money from to get the backing of corrupt US politicians. They will listen to anyone who shows them a dollar. Once I heard on the TV program where a Middle Eastern criminal has influenced some US politician with large some of money to get support in the congress for some sort of a shady deal. The interviewer said that he cannot believe a US congressman can be influenced like that. The man snickering smile in his said “you don’t know much about the people who run you country, they will even sell their mother for a dollar!! Enough said about US politics.