20 February, 2019

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High-Profile OHCHR Delegation Meets Sagala And Teplitz Ahead Of UNHRC Chief’s Report On Sri Lanka

A high-profile delegation from the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today held a meeting with Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz on a wide range of matters including Sri Lanka’s progress on UNHRC resolutions.

Ratnayaka attended the meeting in his capacity as the Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The discussion with the US Ambassador took place despite the US, which pushed hardly on Sri Lanka’s issue, withdrawing from the UNHRC last year.

The OHCHR delegation which attended the meeting included Georgette Gagnon, Director of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation for the UN Human Rights Office, and Mona Rishmawi, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch at the UN Human Rights Office.

At the meeting with Ratnayaka, the two parties also focused on UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s report on Sri Lanka which will be presented to the March session of the UN Human Rights Council, where Sri Lanka’s progress on the recent UNHRC resolutions would be discussed by its member-nations.

The OHCHR delegation is also expected to meet several senior members of the government and seek their views on Sri Lanka’s current position with regard to UNHRC resolutions promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

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    US should arrest US citizen Gotabaya Rajapaksa for War crimes in Sri Lanka and try him in California.
    But US wants to turn Sri Lanka into Haiti or Venezuela by promoting bi-partisan UNP-SLFP-PP corruption racket in the name of ‘reconciliation”.
    The US Geneva Game with Trumpland puppet Bondscam Ranil one side, and US citizen Gota Jarapassa on the other side of the UNP-SLFP corruption racket is: “Heads I win, tails you lose” .
    Either way Lanka is screwed!

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      Why should gota be arrested? Because he did what your UNP did for years. There is no other country that gave prominence for civilian safety at war like SL did. Refer what icrc chief said.

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    The Human Rights endgame in Sri Lanka is: US military bases in Trincomalee and BIA!

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      Assdodo
      US doesnt need any bases in failed rogue states

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        Yes. But they want one in SL.

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    Is the message this important UN team was made to be content with a meeting with a 2nd line politician – not the President, PM or Foreign Minister – that this regime does not want to touch this hot potato of a possible censure against our Military high-rankers. How long can this charade survive? Sooner than later the Govt has to face reality – Broker Lord Naseby doing his thing for the Army, Sinhala extreme or not. If the UNHRC/OHCHR is to maintain its due credibility Lankan Tamil civilians, who suffered so much during the end of the War, should be made to feel they secured some form of justice with due compensation.

    Vanangamudi

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    Trincomalee, 36,000 acres to be given to US for a logistics base that will house US troops.
    More landing rights at Katunayake. HR is a cover for US to have its way to counter China. In RW, they have a compliant obsequious man and Sagala is doing RW’s bidding(open secret about their special cabinet status). US wants to woo SL into their anti China camp.

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      So what.?

      Isulamic countries like Bahrain,, Qatar, Djoubti where Mullahs bark daily against the US today has got US BASES knowing very well that their God can not save them when there is a war.

      Iran is not an Arab country so is a low cast for Arabs.
      During Iran-Iraq war except for Libya, not a single mususlim country support Persians who are well civilized and cultured than Arabs

      Pity even though accepted Arab alphabet after the revolution to write their language ..bruders don’t care about them. This is the gift for Persia , the first country embraced Isulam in M.E after invented by the scientist in 4th century.

      Bedouin Saudi Arabia, U A E can get U.S base whenever they need. No Haram.

      This cursed country needs US & Greater China to put things in order. These powers will never ever do things on a communal basis but on talents, they are the right people to teach a lesson to the religious bigots.

      This country will be divided by Greater China & U.S sooner or later and this will be the happiest day for minority here.

      Cheers

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    The US is not a member of the UN OHCHR, and what fricking business has the US ambassador woman got on meeting our government with UN agents?

    Doesn’t our foreign ministry have the backbone to ask the witch?

    Both these women, nominally representing the UN, Mona Rishmawi and Georgette Gagnon are US agents, appointed to the UN to hide US war crimes around the world and Israeli crimes against the Palestinian women and children.

    Rishmawi is of Palestinian/American origin and was trained by Columbia University Zionist legal establishment. She worked in the West Bank for nearly a decade under the guise of protecting Palestinian rights, but in reality preventing the UN ever lift a finger on Israeli Apartheid. She was also used to carry out an’ inquiry’ on Darfur before the division of Sudan in 2004, and on failed war crimes charges against Somalia. She climbed the UN ladder by serving US neocon interests in dividing countries and diverting UN attention from focusing on Israeli crimes.

    Georgette Gagnon is a Canadian appointed by the UN/US mafia to keep US HR violations in Afghanistan under cover. UN did nothing on US military murders of thousands of Afghan civilians since 2012 invasion. Whole families were murdered while sleeping, and attending weddings and funerals. The situation changed when the Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda took over as ICC prosecutor, and is now planning prosecution of the US who are threatening ‘sanctions’ against the ICC.

    The mission of these operatives (Rishmawi and Gagnon) is to keep the pot boiling on non-cases like Sri Lanka so that the US and Israel do not face justice at the UN or ICC. The current scheming of US is related to the looming ICC charges by Ms Bensouda, the US is threatening against.

    They corruptly gain influence over national governments, and their vote at the UN through threats, intimidation and usng sexually compromised members of governments.

    There should be a national movement to chase these spies out of our territory.

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      The problem is there are many NGO’s and media who work for them. If you can expand what you wrote here into an article with more information,that would be a big service

      And wtf American ambassador doing in a SL UNP meeting
      .

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        Sach,

        ” The problem is there are many NGO’s and media who work for them. “

        Are you saying there are more guys working with USA than $18B War Criminal King and for Chinese Commissions?

        ” If you can expand what you wrote here into an article with more information,that would be a big service ” How long you think that you can save the Rapist Army and War Criminals by saying ” We did the murders and rapes to Tamils because USA did it in Middle East” ?

        It is hard for you believe that USA has already paid compensation for its mistakes. But your election promise is “No Leader, No Commander, No Soldier will be prosecuted”.
        SavageIndra took the coordinates from ICRC and shelled makeshift hospitals. But USA has paid for the Afghan ICRC hospital it accidentally bombed.

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    The president blames the Prime Minister on Oct 26 , then the president lost so will the , will the UNHRC Chief’s Report listen to president had “learned” from his decision to criticize understanding of his policy, chaired by Sirisena and Rajapaksa on meeting, administered the oath that returned Wickremesinghe to office.

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    UNHRC is a tool to maintain Western hegemony in the rest of the world. UNHRC rules do not apply to the West and cannot be enforced in the West either. We have to deal with UNHRC keeping that context in mind and ensure country’s sovereignty is preserved (something we cannot expect from Ranil, Mangala cabal). Luckily Sirisena is now estranged with those neo cons allowing some space for the country to work with.

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    Sagala as the Common Candidate good

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    It’s true that the western countries are NOT really interested in peace, human rights, reconciliation in third world countries such as ours.
    They should meet with Mahinda R and MS on making some progress in Ethnic and religious harmony in SL

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    So you all still believe US and UK are superhuman and trust worthy?

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      Of course yes, comparativiely

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    USA quit UNHCR as they are out of CAsh. UK is the CAT PAW of USA. USA and EU suck life blood out of Sri lanka while harassing for these CRAP human rights. Mangala is one agent. I think Mangala gave the signature to his humongous LOan which would bankrupt Sri lanka within the next five years or rip the next govt apart. They, big financial companies of the west, bought $ 2 billionworth bonds from Sri lanka recently. IF they drop all thse at one which they will not do, Sri lanka is doomed.Only starting point is middle east sending the women back.

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    Mallayuren you idiot, we need more NGOs

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    Mallayuren, you don’t know anything

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