7/01/2010

Sri Lanka getting more violent and self-disastrous against UN

(July 01, 2010, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Sri Lanka is resorting to more violent and self-disastrous methods to deal with the war crime charges raised by international community against the rulers.

Instead of handling the issue directly with the UN in framework of international politics, the government of Sri Lanka is seeking statements from other countries that can be manipulated to pressure the UN General Secretary to withdraw the panel. But, only Russia raised voice against the panel. Even China keep mum, as same as it did in the UN proceedings to frame charges against Sudan President.

In July 2008, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, accused Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. The court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on 4 March 2009 on counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him for genocide. The warrant will be delivered to the Sudanese government, which is unlikely to execute it. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the ICC. The court's decision is opposed by the African Union, League of Arab States, Non-Aligned Movement, and the governments of Russia and China.

Even al-Bashir's government negotiated an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War, one of the longest-running and deadliest wars of the 20th century, by granting limited autonomy to Southern Sudan.Sri Lanka is a significant case in which the policy of the rulers is mere suppression and no power devolution at all, an attitude that is blatantly against the norms accepted by international politics.

Now, Sri Lanka government coalition party National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and Minister of Housing and Construction Wimal Weerawansa vows to launch a fast unto death unless the panel appointed by the UN General Secretary to advise him on Sri Lanka is not dissolved.


Weerawansa has also warned the UN that a protest would be held before the UN office of Colombo.
He urged the Sri Lankan people to surround the UN office in Colombo and keep its staff inside until UN chief Ban Ki Moon decides to dissolve the three-member advisory panel he appointed on Sri Lanka.


Addressing a press conference in Colombo yesterday, Weerawansa said that discussions are underway with national organizations in this regard.

Weerawansa also said that the appointment of the advisory panel should not be perceived as a simple act as it could be followed by the appointment of an investigation committee to look into allegations of violations of human rights and war crimes.

This would eventually lead to the leaders and war heroes of Sri Lanka produced before an international court of justice, he added.

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6 comments:

  1. as usual, all wind and no droppings,

    instead of being men, they are turning out to be sissies, if only they had listened and cooperated they will not have to go through this now. a j.

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  2. AJ,HOW EVER UN AND OTHER COUNTRIES TRYING TO BULLY SRI LANKA,SHE WILL NOT COLLAPSE,LIKE ALL THE PANDITH IN THE WORLD SAID LTTE WONT BE AND CAN NOT BE FINISHED OFF MILITARILY SRI LANKA DID IT.WE ARE A NATION AND RIGHTY SO WILL DEFEND AND WILL BE VICTORIOUS "AS ALWAYS "TRUTH WINS".I THINK AND BELIEVE YOU ARE THE BIGGEST SISSY TO WRITE A COMMENT WITH OUT KNOWING THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY,ALSO REMEMBER CHINA WILL BACK SRI LANKA WHEN IT COMES TO THE CRUNCH,SO WILL INDIA

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  3. Weerawansa is an idiot with a big mouth. Sri lankan people deserve leaders like him. Way to go.....

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  4. Weerawansa is outspoken, that shows he is courages.May be some times he over steps,like any other politician in the world.We need courages people in politics to go forward.

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  5. The above picture is a fake.Why is UN penalising Sri Lankan government for eliminating the worst terrorist group in the world.When in the past Britain and US carpet bombed Germany, it killed many many civilians.Churchill was able to get rid of Hiter to save the world.President Rajapaksa has to congratulated for saving Sri Lanka from a megalomaniac.Thank you president.Britain thanks every year for saving Britain form the above menace.We Sri Lankans must do the same.

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  6. IT IS HIGH TIME WEST KEEP OFF FROM SRILANKAS INTERNAL PROBLEMS...BAN IS PAID BY LTTE AND THE WEST UNDER THE TABLE....HE IS A LAP DOG...THE BEST THING TO DO IS SRILANKA SHOULD MOVE AWAY FROM CORRUPTED UN MEMBERSHIP...WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT THEM...IT IS JUST A PHONY AGENCY WHO KISS THE ASSES OF THE WEST ,,JUST LIKE EU...

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