US envoy to visit north today; US to bring another resolution on Lanka
The US Ambassador—at—Large at the Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J Rapp will visit Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials. This is Rapp’s second visit to the island and comes ahead of another US—moved resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in March.
Rapp, who arrived here on Monday on a week — long visit, will spend two days in the north holding talks with officials and leaders.
US officials said Rapp aims to meet government officials, political and civil society leaders to discuss issues focusing on Sri Lanka’s justice, accountability and reconciliation issues.
Two US—moved similar resolutions at the UNHRC and backed by India were adopted at the UNHRC for two years running in 2012 and 2013. Both resolutions called for expeditious action from Colombo to achieve reconciliation with the Tamil minority.
Sri Lanka has resisted such calls, claiming that the island’s own mechanisms were sufficient to deal with what is being seen as a domestic issue, the Hindu reports.
This guy is wasting his time here when his mother country is causing immense violations of human rights in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and South Sudan.
We fought a war with the Human Rights Charter in one hand and the gun in the other. We fought a war against the World’s most ruthless terrorist outfit and we won the war through the blood sacrifice of 30,000 of Sinhala Buddhist youth. We did not fight a war with Drone technology developed through the exploitation of the masses of the World.
Mr Rapp should wrap his visit to the emerald isle, the emerging Wonder of Asia, thanks to the leadership of the Rajapaksa regime and Mahinda Chinthana.
We had zero civilian casualties in our glorious and valiant war-like efforts to free the Tamil speaking minorities for the stranglehold of the World’s most ruthless terrorist, the Late Mr Prabakaram.
Mr Rapp should wrap tuck his tail where it belongs and beat a retreat to Washington where the murderous Obalma administration, which is the greatest threat to World peace, is continuing to invade the privacy of the World’s citizens in its pursuit of economic and social exploitation.
Mr Rapp, off you go and leave us in peace while we are building a Monolithic Society of Sri Lankans who have no differences between themselves. We are united Mr Rapp; you go and convey that message to “Tamils for Obalma” who have bought your Senators and policy makers with blood money of the Diaspora Tamils.