UN rights chief raises concern about Sri Lankan to Ban
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday that she has raised concerns in a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the appointment of a Sri Lankan army general to Ban’s senior advisory panel on peacekeeping.
Pillay’s worries relate to General Shavendra Silva, currently Sri Lanka’s deputy U.N. ambassador, who commanded the Sri Lankan army’s 58th Division during the final assault against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
The Indian Ocean island nation has come under pressure from Western governments and human right groups to account for war crimes they suspect it committed in the final phase of a 25-year war against LTTE rebels, often called the Tamil Tigers.
After a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Syria, Pillay was asked what she thought about General Silva’s appointment to Ban’s Senior Advisory Group on Peackeeping.
“It’s a matter of concern,” she told reporters. “The United Nations has very clear policies on vetting and this is part of the work that my office does.
“We keep a list of individuals who are suspected of committing human rights violations and I have addressed a letter of concern to the secretary-general about this individual,” Pillay said.
U.N. officials say that General Silva was appointed to the advisory panel on peacekeeping by the Asia Group, which consists of U.N. delegations from Asia and the Middle East, not by Ban himself. Ban’s spokesman did not have an immediate response to a request for a reaction to Pillay’s remarks.
A U.N.-sponsored panel said in a report that it found “credible evidence” that the military killed tens of thousands of civilians in the last months of Sri Lanka’s war in 2009 and that both sides committed atrocities.
General Silva is named in that report as the commander of one of “six major battalions (that) were active in the final stages of the war.”
Sri Lanka says that report simply repeats fabricated charges made by the Tamil Tigers’ overseas networks and that its soldiers acted in accordance with international law. The Sri Lankan government has vowed to investigate itself.
The Sri Lankan U.N. mission did not have an immediate response to Pillay’s remarks.
Earlier this month a U.S. court dismissed a lawsuit against General Silva filed by people who say they are relatives of victims of Sri Lankan violence against Tamils, citing his diplomatic immunity as Colombo’s deputy U.N. envoy.
It is time for MR attack dogs including siyya ND to start barking at the moon now!
You are a tamil lady we cant hope unfavor comments from you.You are another one suffering with hurts due to death of a terrosit leader(Prebakaran)
Dont use your position to race discrimination
I agree with the comment of Namal. Write something again with more details about Navi Pillay ( the UNs LTTE supporter). This Tamil lady always crtizising only Sri Lanka and why not about US invation of Afganistan and Iraq. Mrs.Pillay, ask yourself are you indipendent or not?
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
LTTE and their networks should be punished and Ruling Government should be Vanished.
Polmudu Udu is at it again, blowing the trumpet for diaspora LTTE. Royal blood my foot! What a laugh! VP blood more likely.
Thank you Namal and Dayaratne for your patriotic comments. This woman Navi Pillay is a diaspora Tamil, a citizen of South Africa. She has wormed her way up the ladder to be UN Human Rights chief. All these Tamils around the world are working to a plan, to worm their way up the ladder to positions of political power, in countries around the world. Their ultimate aim is to be cabinet ministers and even PM or President in those countries. Similarly they crave for power in the UNO. This way they hope to influence world opinion for a Tamil nation in SL. Let themcreate their Tamil nation in Tamil Nadu, for the 70 million Tamils there. Polmudda can join them there then.
The Pillay woman has been a disaster so far! She should be sacked for her deafening silence on the gross war crimes and crimes against humanity and human rights abuse by USA and NATO countries, in the wars they pursue in the various theatres of war around the world. No investigation has been called for by the Tamil bitch, into the war crime committed by the US Marines in urinating on the corpses of Taliban freedom fighters that had been killed. The evidence had been released on You Tube. Neither has the Western Media denounced it yet. What gross double standards and hypocrisy! Before this woman waves her finger at us I challenge her to wave her finger at USA and the NATO countries for their horrible record of gross war crimes etc for the past 60 years.
Incidentally, the so-called Darusman Report is a private report organised by UNSG and not authorised by the UNGA or UNSC or UNHRC. UNSG is cunningly trying to give it prominence as a UN Report. What deception! The report is full of glaring, unverified falsehood/crap, written for the panel by the diaspora Tamils themselves. The three man panel is in fact notorious LTTE sympathisers!
Ha Ha Ni Dias,
Live in your own cocoon until the crocodile swallows you. My invtation to join me in “nation-driving” is still open. Join me now lest you not get swallowed.
well said mr.N.D.i am asking from this tamil disapora lady where has she been past last months?I think she still dreaming from the tamil tigers money.srilanka is the only land fought against the one of world worst ruthless terrorists call tamil tigers and tamil disapora.therfore she has to respect our land and our forces.and also why she can not go to cuba and find out how the USA treat prisners from taliban.
Mr pillaiyan’s message confirms MR ND’s love for the LTT.
I totally agree with your comment in blog 5 “All these Tamils around the world are working to a plan, to worm their way up the ladder to positions of political power, in countries around the world. Their ultimate aim is to be cabinet ministers and even PM or President in those countries”.
What is wrong with that? When they are suppressed in their land of birth why can they not show what they are capable of in a truly democratic country. Why not I ask when goons like animal Shavendra gets appointed to high powered commitees in the UN?
ND, you are nothing but a whimp, a cocoon as described by Parakrama (alias Arap), living in a dream world! Keep fiddling your balls.
As you can see the ball has started to roll and there will be more bad news comming your way from the justice seeking international community. Be aware, do not say I didn’t warn you.
ND is a proven LTT supporter. He might even be a disgruntled diaspora tamil supporting LTT remnant rump.
He keeps on bashing LTT’s worst ememies, US and India, every day. Adding to that, he is also bashing the Kurakkan Satakaya clan.
ND might be a double agent in the payroll of Shavendra and GTF. be careful with the man. He cannot be trusted.
Senility does funny things to human beings especially when they are in the last gasp of their live.
ND the double agent, beware. he may be a Mossad agent as well trying to penetrate MOIS, the dreaded Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, by showering false praise on Ahmedinajed.
Arap the Crap Parakrama,
ND’s comments swing like his balls during his nightly walks. He seems to be losing his plot like the now exited senile AUJ. I suppose we have to sympathise with him in his twilight years. His son the doctor is not adequately looking after him the poor bugger. He now even advises our failing battlers of the willow as to how to perform “carefully” in limited over mathches which they are losing so badly. The fellow has quiet lately as he is losing his supporter base!
So you think Navi Pillai got to the position where she is by clinging on to someone and that she cannot be neutral because she is a tamil. What a dumb statement. One achieves greatness by being neutral and see things as they are immaterial of race, religion etc you senile old fool.
What sinhala people in our country does is that they criticize everything in front of them . When it comes to other nations or nationalities they work to a plan properly identified by “udurawna” in earlier blog.Look at the problems in our country! Very few in the top management think that they are the only human beings in our country. The rest eat grass grown in fields.
Tamil peoples think that death of Prebakaran problem for self respect of them.Prebakaran is the most dangoures terorist was in the world.He has given toys to his sons &
he has given T-56 & sionite sons & daugters of others.He expensed super luxory life & suffers for others.Tamil peoples nust ubderstand real situation.Sri Lankan forces resucued tamil peoples.LTTE & Prebakaran ruined the life of tamil peoples.
Prabakaran did not die. This “war” is the biggest corrution of the Kurakkan Satakaya Brothers.
hey arap you have to dream further….if you like to have a own tamil land why do not go to your big mama,to jayalalitha to tamilnadu,their you can have a nice time with your disapora tamils.
‘Udu’ the polmudda is uduburanava. Along with other diaspora Tamil mad dogs, TNA and the rump LTTE, they are totally at a loss (orphaned) since the terrorist VP was blasted to hell by our heroic SL Forces. They are even deluding themselves into believing that VP the fascist vile Tamil terrorist kallathoni bastard is not dead. What a laugh! When Hitler the fascist dictator committed suicide in the face of total defeat, his Nazi followers could not bear it either. They deluded themselves that he is alive and hiding in Brazil, to re-appear to start the 4th Reich. It never happened!
Polmudda and the blighter Parakrama (alias arapkarma) the koti crap, take it from me you morons, LTTE AND VP ARE DEAD AND BURIED, ALL 60 THOUSAND OF THEM OR SO. THEY WILL NEVER RISE AGAIN. OUR HON PRESIDENT AND HIS BROTHERS AND THE HEROIC FORCES OF SL WILL SEE TO IT, IN DEFENCE OF MOTHERLANKA.
I am glad the so-called Transnational Govt of Tamil shit eelam, is squeezing the Tamil diaspora for every penny/cent they earn abroad, to spend on a life of luxury for themselves on the back of the diaspora Tamil fools. They will never achieve their ‘Tamil nation’. What a waste of money, time and effort of these morons and their supporters!
Fuel prices are cheapest in SL compared to prices in India and surrounding SE Asian nations. This was caused by USA.
USA IS THE SINGLE MOST TERRIBLE TERRORIST NATION IN THE WORLD TODAY! THEY WANT TO DOMINATE THE WORLD AND GRAB ALL THE FUEL AND OTHER MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE WORLD FOR THEMSELVES, THROUGH THEIR MILITARY MIGHT, JUST AS THE COLONIAL POWERS OF YORE DID! EGYPTIAN, GREECE AND ROMAN EMPIRES, WHERE ARE THEY NOW? COLONIAL EMPIRES OF YESTERYEAR, WHERE THEY NOW? USA TOO WILL CRUMBLE AS THESE OTHER MIGHTY EMPIRES CRUMBLED. THEY WILL FALL APART FROM WITHIN. GOD’S WRATH WILL STRIKE THEM DOWN. I WILL PRAY DAILY FOR THIS TO HAPPEN SOONER THAN LATER!