22 September, 2018

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Open Letter To UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

By Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Dear Mr Secretary General,

Welcome to Sri Lanka.

We Sri Lankans are indeed gratified of your decision to visit our island for the second time during your term of office, which is drawing to a close at the end of the year.

According to your media spokesperson, the main focus during your previous visit to Sri Lanka in 2009 was in three critical areas; Humanitarian Relief, Reintegration & Reconstruction and a sustainable and equitable political solution. During your visit to the North, you visited IDP camps including the Menik Farm and toured war ravaged areas by helicopter. Despite “a sustainable and equitable political solution” being one of the three critical areas of focus, no visits were undertaken to any other parts in the country. Consequent to your visit in 2009, you appointed a Panel of Experts (POE) to advise you on the issue of accountability with regard to any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the final stages of the conflict. Many of us Sri Lankans have often wondered of your reasons for the limitation of the mandate to ‘final stages of the conflict’ rather than the entire conflict period. The report by POE, prepared without visiting Sri Lanka (we are aware, the then government denied visas for POE members) resulted in the passage of an American Sponsored Resolution on ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka by the UNHRC in Geneva. Under threat of sanctions, the new government in Colombo co-sponsored the resolution.

Ban+Ki+MoonBased on your itinerary during your current three days’ visit, we gather you are due to address a conference in Galle on ‘Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth’. It is a welcome departure from your previous Colombo and Jaffna centric visit in 2009. You are then scheduled to visit Jaffna for separate meetings with the Governor of Norther Provincial Council and the TNA leadership who will be joined by the Chief Minister of the NPC in addition to a visit to a refugee camp. The joint meeting with TNA leaders and NPC Chief Minister no doubt must be an attempt to impress upon them, especially the Chief Minister, of the need to work together in tandem rather than at cross roads. Finally, time is to be spent in Colombo speaking on ‘Sustaining Peace – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’ to a cross section of people besides holding meetings with President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickramasinghe. It would appear the main focus of this visit is to encourage unity and cooperation between Sinhalese and Tamil communities in the country and to promote ethnic reconciliation between the Sinhalese and Tamil communities for the equitable and sustained development of Sri Lanka.

You are on record expressing your ‘outrage’, ‘unhappiness’ and other forms of dissatisfaction over developments, often involving Human Rights issues in various UN member states.

Iraq, a UN member state was invaded by a joint US / British force in 2003 not sanctioned by the United Nations, in search of hidden WMDs which are yet to be found. It is now a virtual failed state. According to UK based NGO Iraqi Body Count www.iraqibodycount.org , civilian deaths in Iraq between January 2003 and August 2016 is estimated at 182,134 which is higher than the number of lives lost during the 26-year ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. Thousands have disappeared without a trace from majority Shia and minority Sunni / Christian communities. Foreign forces and military contractors have committed heinous crimes during the last thirteen years. Iraq has not been able to prosecute foreign forces and contractors committing crimes as they are above Iraqi law. During your term of office, you have visited Iraq on eight different occasions. Nevertheless, you have, let alone the appointment of a Panel of Experts, not even voiced a need for such a panel to inquire into “issues of accountability with regard to any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law” in Iraq.

Kashmir has been in conflict since 1947. You are aware of the periodic unrest in Indian occupied Kashmir, draconian Indian laws to deprive Kashmiris of even some of their basic rights, laws protecting Indian Police and Armed Forces from prosecution and the most recent unrest since early July. Kashmir for all practical purposes has been under siege for almost two months. A humanitarian crisis with shortages of food and medical supplies is in the brewing. Children have not been to school since their Eid holidays in early July. Since you have expressed ‘concern’ over current situation in Kashmir, your current five nation visit would have been an ideal opportunity to visit India and Kashmir for a round of discussions with Indian and Kashmiri political and civil society leaders to ascertain for yourself, the gravity of the current situation in Kashmir. Such a visit would have been doubly helpful since you have expressed “UN’s readiness to offer its services”.

It is indeed essential to treat all conflicts and violations of Human Rights on a level and not on a selective basis, even if it is “difficult and painful”. That is only possible if one acts impartially with courage and moral conviction. It is hoped, your successor who in your own words “should be a woman” would adopt a different and more impartial approach when faced with similar difficult and painful situations.

It is believed in some quarters you intend contesting for the office of President in your own country, South Korea after relinquishing your current post. If that be the case, we Sri Lankans wish you success in your future endeavors.

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    A Confidential Open Letter To UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

    Dear Secretary General

    I wish to state my neighbour has just recovered from chikungunya after a few days of fever, rash, and joint pain. Come to think of it I suspect we have been suffering from this disease since time immemorial.

    This infectious disease is caused by a mosquito-borne virus. New Delhi continues to send billions of these mosquitos frequently and deliberately to attack our innocent people.

    Can you take note of our pathetic plight of our people and keep it confidential?

    I also request you to do nothing as we don’t want to annoy the Hindians as you know VP is no longer alive to fight our war against the Hindians, ideally on the beaches, in the air and hills.

    From Native Vedda, not hiding behind women folks.

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      He is coming to barrie the white flag case for ever. .

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        Nice letter to Mr. ban.

        We should also ask Ban K Moo to send some UN experts to help the useless FCID in Sri Lanka to prosecute the FINANCIAL CRIMES committed in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans also want a special court to try FINANCIAL CRIMES as much as WAR CRIMES. In fact the same people indulge in both sets of crimes and enjoy complete impunity under A-Yahapalanay govt.

        We want an END TO IMPUNITY FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES in Sri Lanka and the GLobal South. Since the useless IMF and World Bank which should be tracking down and prosecuting Global Financial Crime as they are supposed to be the international financial institutions,are not dong anything the UN should.
        In fact, IMF and WB are part of the global financial criminal mafia that is looting poor countries along with their corrupt political elites and causing MASSIVE POVERTY, INEQUALITY, and wars in the world. The UN is also supposed to work for Social and Economic justice after all.

        Just like the Mahinda Jarapassa, brothers and sons thieves who enjoy Absolute IMPUNITY for Financial Crimes . there is a lot of loot taken out of the Global South and boosting the western economy due to

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        Thanks ! Nice letter to Mr. Ban.

        We should also ask Mr. Moon to send some UN experts to help the useless FCID in Sri Lanka to prosecute the FINANCIAL CRIMES committed in Sri Lanka just as war crimes where also happening. Currently there is a culture of total IMPUNITY for Financial crimes by corrupt politicians and their stooges in the Miracle of Modayas!

        But Sri Lankans also want ECONOMIC JUSTICE and a special court to try FINANCIAL CRIMES as much as WAR CRIMES, even though the international donors who are part of the global financial mafia looting the poor counties turn a blind eye..

        In fact, in Sri Lanka the same people like Mahinda Jarapassa, family and cronies, indulged in both sets of crimes and enjoy complete impunity under A-Yahapalanay govt.

        We want an END TO IMPUNITY FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES in Sri Lanka and the GLobal South. Since the useless IMF and World Bank which should be tracking down and prosecuting Global Financial Crime and studying the Panama Papers hare, as they are supposed to be the international financial institutions,are not dong anything, the UN should.

        In fact, IMF and WB are part of the global financial criminal mafia that is looting poor countries along with their corrupt political elites and causing MASSIVE POVERTY, INEQUALITY, and wars in the world. The UN is also supposed to work for Social and Economic justice after all.

        Just like the Mahinda Jarapassa, brothers and sons thieves who enjoy Absolute IMPUNITY for Financial Crimes, there is a lot of loot taken out of the Global South and boosting the western economy. This racket must end or the world will be steeped in endless wars due to INEQUALITY and Conflict!

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    What is Mr. Rajeewa Jayaweera trying to say. I am sick and tired of hearing these Pseudo-Sinhalese intellectuals trying to clear the murderers and rapist on the basis of two wrong makes a right. Forget what went on in F-ing Iran or Iraq and elsewhere. Just stick to Sri Bloody Lanka for it is still bleeding. Mother Lanka has been poked and penetrated through every conceivable orifice by people like you. Just stick to what went on and what is going on in this island of terror that is Sri bloody Buddhist Lanka Horror of a bloody nation.

    You supreme bloody idiot. It is not you who is wasting away in bloody refugee camp nor lost your land to the bloody armed forces. You pathetic piece of Suya basa intellectually challenged dim Witt.

    Stick and limit your argument to what went on under the Megalomaniac Mahinda and his family’s reign of Sri F-ing Lanka.

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      Rajiva J has not explicitly spelled out in his article what the UN and UNSG are about but it is clear that he, like many others have concerns of the integrity of the UN and UNSG. They are nothing more than instruments of western powers to further their political, military and economic interests. Rajiva J has correctly pointed out the duplicity where western powers have committed mass murder and the indifference of the UN and UNSG to it. Therefore, they do not have a credible profile to seek justice here other than extract concessions of sorts. Racist Tamils with genocidal intent took up arms to kill innocent Sinhalese, and they got what they deserved in 2009. It was a purely self defence exercise on the part of the then govt and the security forces. Let the whiners with damaged egos lick their wounds and UNSG be reminded it has no business in Sri Lanka.

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        lal loo

        ” Therefore, they do not have a credible profile to seek justice here other than extract concessions of sorts.”

        It is for this country to deal with its sordid past.

        If you don’t treat your family well, strangers will come around to your home to grope your women folks. It is simple as that.

        “Racist Tamils with genocidal intent took up arms to kill innocent Sinhalese, and they got what they deserved in 2009.”

        Are you of the opinion that just because a few took up arms against the state it is justifiable to kill the innocent civilians?

        I salute your honesty. However, I pity you for your perverted morality. You need some help, I am not sure whether your wife shares her bed with you.

        Have you ever shared your ghastly thoughts with your children?

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      Mr RJ

      Not sure if the SG would be able to open your open letter to him and understand all your reasoning. I have seen many a times that teams playing fouls keep complaining referees for awarding penalties against them. Also have seen sometimes they allow the play continues if the a foul was not intended or not so harmful but never seen a team which plays fair and per rules of the game had been punished. Did you?. Quoting Iraq and Kashmir in your letter, what you are saying is, or rather accepting is, yes there were foul plays, but why cannot you over look it as in the two cases. For the referee, the foul play you defend were, a lot and severe. Severe that a group of heroes engages in removing the cloths, tying hands behind and blind folding the surrendered Tamil youths before blowing their skulls from behind in a point blank distance. What other group, heroes too, did was photographs the heinous acts in their smart phones and, sell them overseas smartly making some bucks. Then the massacre of people carrying white flags. Do you think these things were trivial and can be swept under the carpet. And you don’t want an inquiry to find the facts either. Where is the justice for those people, just asking to move on, you could not sense what a mean spirited person you have been in the name of patriotism.

      Also, Ban wants to say hello to MR before he leaves the office and see whether a single thing out of what he said would do have been done, including the accountability issue. Knowing what had happened at the war fronts, while his memories still afresh, MR thought it was necessary to find the culprits yet little he knew who made these orders. When he knew the full picture later, he realized the stupid thing he did. There on he not only went on a damage control mode taking him and his family out of strife by saying trying to address accountability issue tantamount to be betrayal of a patriotic troops, but scored some handsome political mileage taking people like you on board. Annoyed by the U turn of MR, you wouldn’t expect the UN and the IC would let SL go off without delivering what it promised, particularly a country of SL size and standing globally. You cannot blame any one other than yourselves as it was all your own making: who took the photographs while the heads were blown off, not Tamils; who signed the MOD with Mr Moon not Tamils but your king; who promised 13 plus?. When things got tougher MR made up something for guys like you to believe that there was a conspiracy hatching against by the IC against SL. What happened now?. Has SL drowned in the ocean or buried under the earth?. The very countries the family portrayed as enemies of SL, are the country that the family wants to live in future or finds suitable to live its off-spring. See while Basil and Gotta has one foot in SL where the other?. definitely not in China. Smart patriotism?. And, you are trying to make two wrongs a right.

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      You need to get some serious medical attention to your sicknesses.Tiredness of course is a result of running with the four legged.

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    Rajeewa Jayaweera –”
    the main focus during your previous visit to Sri Lanka in 2009 was in three critical areas;”

    why are you speaking for him or did you know this.so what is your point . you were not consulted on this trip.

    .. During your visit to the North, you visited IDP camps including the Menik Farm and toured war ravaged areas by helicopter.

    traumatised children just out of the war zone were forced garland him by Mr
    so Rajeewa….don’t bullshit

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    Rajeewa: You said the then Government denied visas to POE members to visit Sri Lanka and you are aware of it. How did you “forgot” to mention the visit of a “Delegation” from Sri Lanka to UNO headed by the then Minister of External Affairs (for name sake) to meet and discuss the report of POE with this very man you are now welcoming to our soil. Isn’t that fact not a “Fact”?. Also the “Attempt” made by the Canadian Delegate to give “Official Status” to that famously, infamous, DHARUSMAN report at the Geneva meeting. Were it not for the timely intervention of the then our own Ambassador Ms.Thamara Kunanayagam, who happened to “over hear” of the “Conversation” at the dinner party in relation to this hatched plot to “Table” that report, your “Open Letter” presented above would have taken a different shape.

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    Do not forget his recent Admission of guilt about money power of Saudi Arabia. In June he publicly admitted he removed Saudi Arabia from the list of nations committing war excesses(Saudi military excesses in Yemen) because of MONEY… That is reality and again an example of RealPolitik at work. Saudi Arabia is still flush with money from their Oil exports(they have suffered a bit in recent months because of the drop in the price of a BBL of oil). So when the report was about to come out ole Korean Ban Ki maama removed the name of a key sponsor. That will be the same reason he or any UN SECY General will never have the balls to challenge the USA or Britain. They have to defer to them. IF SL had loads of oil, it could have given a few billions to the UN and be worshipped by the UN bureaucrats.

    Saudis have killed hundreds of civilans in Yemen and lots of children too.

    Ban Ki-moon publicly acknowledged Thursday that he removed the Saudi-led coalition currently bombing Yemen from a blacklist of child killers — 72 hours after it was published — due to a financial threat to defund United Nations programs.

    The secretary-general didn’t name the source of the threat, but news reports have indicated it came directly from the Saudi government.

    The U.N.’s 2015 “Children and Armed Conflict” report originally listed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen under “parties that kill or maim children” and “parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals.” The report, which was based on the work of U.N. researchers in Yemen, attributed 60 percent of the 785 children killed and 1,168 injured to the bombing coalition.

    After loud public objections from the Saudi government, Ban said on Monday that he was revising the report to “review jointly the cases and numbers cited in the text,” in order to “reflect the highest standards of accuracy possible.”

    But on Thursday, he described his real motivation. “The report describes horrors no child should have to face,” Ban said at a press conference. “At the same time, I also had to consider the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously if, as was suggested to me, countries would defund many U.N. programs. Children already at risk in Palestine, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and so many other places would fall further into despair.”

    Saudi Arabia is one of the U.N.’s largest donors in the Middle East, giving hundreds of millions of dollars a year to U.N. food programs in Syria and Iraq. In 2014, Saudi Arabia gave $500 million — the largest single humanitarian donation to the U.N. — to help Iraqis displaced by ISIS. Over the past three years, Saudi Arabia has also been become the third-largest donor to the U.N.’s relief agency in Palestine, giving tens of millions of dollars to help rebuild Gaza and assist Palestinian refugees.

    Money talks Ban Ki Maama. You have very little credibility left and lots and lots of perks at the expense of rich nations like the US who contribute the bulk of money for your jaunts and all the overbloated bureaucracy full of corrupt third world appointees.

    (source :
    https://theintercept.com/2016/06/09/u-n-chief-admits-he-removed-saudi-arabia-from-child-killer-list-due-to-extortion/

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    Looking for a UN job or a ministerial ( aviation ) portfolio in South Korea ?

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    The UN secretary should also visit the destroyed cemeteries of the Tamil soldiers whom most of the Tamils believe are Martyrs. The cemeteries are considered sacred places what so ever. The burial, honoring and remembering the dead is the distinct human value. Destroying the cemeteries is the worst humiliating and revenging act. With such revenge in display the SL govt and its officers and citizens are dancing all over the world. The destruction of the the Maaveerar cemeteries is an indelible wound in Tamils mind. The silent visit of the UN secretary is an approval of the destruction of the Maaveerar Cemeteries. Does the UN and its’ organisations presume the eraser of the Maaveerar cemeteries is culturally a right thing for a civilized world?. Will Mr Ban Ki Moon the hon. UN secretary pay attention to this matter before he speak any thing about reconciliation. Logically with the destruction of cemeteries speaking anything about human values and reconciliation or peace is absurd.

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    “”Nevertheless, you have, let alone the appointment of a Panel of Experts, not even voiced a need for such a panel to inquire into “issues of accountability with regard to any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law” in Iraq.””

    Sri Lanka has not paid up its membership fee of just 0.001%.
    Beggars must remember their due place in society.
    Beggars must refrain from choosing and accept reality.

    The maximum a UN member is allowed to pay up is 22.0% and USA has paid it regularly plus an additional 29% towards Peace keeping efforts.US $$8 billion. It has a right to vote and sponsor a motion on human rights while Sri Lanka has no moral or support to sponsor motion or garner support- ass licking nation.
    I won’t be suprised if Trump ignores and lets the islanders become cannibals.

    The writer is a stupid chip shop boy. Both Russia and China grew on American wealth and continue to do so.

    There is no room for sinhala buddhist nationalist settlers naxalites in the island. Sri Lanka’s main export destination USA Sri lanka’s main import destination India.

    Several Mexican officials were surprised to learn on Tuesday that Peña Nieto had extended an invitation to Trump.

    “Wow,” one said.

    “This is an extraordinarily surprising, but welcome, development, whether it ends up happening or not,” said Andrew Selee, a Mexico expert at the Wilson Center in Washington.
    “Mexico is a vital country for U.S. foreign policy and economic interests. The second destination for exports and the country of origin of a tenth of all Americans.”

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      If the amount of money paid is the deciding factor of the UN why are we even bothered to be members of such an organization?

      “The writer is a stupid chip shop boy. Both Russia and China grew on American wealth and continue to do so”

      If the US ate more than they could pay for, is that the fault of the Chinese and the Russians? But today it’s different. There is no wealth in the US,they have huge debts though and yet they keep on eating on tick!

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        “”If the US ate more than they could pay for, is that the fault of the Chinese and the Russians?2″”

        Nak the ignoramus. – the american people paid for russia’s and china’s survival not the president like animal kingdoms do.

        “”There is no wealth in the US,they have huge debts though and yet they keep on eating on tick! “”

        you are like the rest of the dopes you never read anything outside of CT gossip?
        today US is the worlds largest exporter of Gas from shale. Its Oil is still in tact, its minerals intact. (you have not read how the wars russia and usa would unfold and resources??)
        russia is final stage of gas and wants to sell diamonds but looking for better price than indian diamond cutters. Russians are starving and receiving American AID.

        you left leaning are mercenaries who want to get rich quick because your previous generation did not work for it.

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        “”If the amount of money paid is the deciding factor of the UN why are we even bothered to be members of such an organization?””

        How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand???

        You never qualified professionally to understand the generation of association.

        The UN has a right and it depends how far the sponsors of the motion USA would go. Will Samantha Powers hug the muslim or castrate the phedophiles??

        To fight one needs hard cash. Only America has that and can afford to write off its internal debts (owed to american citizens) of US $ 14.5 Trillion.

        You are Higgano at debt of 89% of GDP 81.3 billion. The government must tighten the belts of the people a little more soon.

        If America sneezes many countries would starve and that includes SL.

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    “”It is indeed essential to treat all conflicts and violations of Human Rights on a level and not on a selective basis, even if it is “difficult and painful”.””

    He He HeHeHeHeHeHeHeHeHeHeHeHe

    Vancouver, Beggars and Choosers: A gay man who came out of the closet to clear himself of sexual harassment charges levied against him by a woman.- no more than 2 seasons.

    India pays $18.3 million; peacekeeping??
    Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.’s regular and peacekeeping budgets.

    The world is one with trade and money but never `ideas` of idiots who are born to die as laughing stocks.

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    It is indeed essential to treat all conflicts and violations of Human Rights on a level and not on a selective basis, even if it is “difficult and painful”.

    I believe that is outside his mandate, dear sir.

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      “”treat all conflicts and violations “”

      They have to be judged on their own merits and demerits as at the supreme court of justice UK.

      If not there is no human dignity but animal behaviour that keeps winning violation of human dignity.

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    “civilian deaths in Iraq between January 2003 and August 2016 is estimated at 182,134 which is higher than the number of lives lost during the 26-year ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.Nevertheless, you have, let alone the appointment of a Panel of Experts, not even voiced a need for such a panel to inquire into “issues of accountability with regard to any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law” in Iraq.”
    And your point is, Mr.Jayaweera? I hope it is not that what happened here is not a crime because less than 182,184 people died? Whether commisions are appointed or not doesn’t really matter. Whether the victims get justice or not matters. Would you object to that?

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      old codger

      “Whether commisions are appointed or not doesn’t really matter. Whether the victims get justice or not matters. Would you object to that?”

      I am sorry, what victims? what justice? For whom? There was no crime committed in this island. The Sri Lankan armed forces since 1971 have been fighting wars with AK 47 in one hand and UN Human Right charter in the other, both hands being tied behind their back.

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        What wars? They were humanitarian hostage rescue operations.

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          old codger

          “What wars? They were humanitarian hostage rescue operations.”

          The largest hostage rescue operations that the world had ever seen.

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    Dear honourable secretary of UN,

    Our dearest friend Rajeeva has been nominated by Islamic State as an envoy to represent Iraq and Kashmere. Recently he removed his yellow cloth and has become Allah’s representative. He Wants Srilanka to become like Iraq or Kashmere. He is no longer interested in Buddha’s land because Buddha came from India. Srilanka will soon become Allah’s land.

    Rajeeva,

    Don’t worry, Your friend Mahinda will soon remove the yellow rope to cover his body with white cloths and black headcovers.

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    Elected racist Sinhala government of Sri Lanka killed their own people …because they are Tamils
    Full s Stop
    Cheers

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    “no visits were undertaken to any other parts in the country”… did you think he is a Sri Lankan from the south who will not twitch to Charter an aircraft, fill it with hangers on and gallivant around the country wasting time and public money and not keeping to a specific agenda.
    “Many of us Sri Lankans have often wondered of your reasons for the limitation of the mandate to ‘final stages of the conflict’ rather than the entire conflict period”. Maximum indiscriminate killings of civilians happened during the “final stages of the conflict”. The GOSL has now acknowledged this while the numbers are being disputed. Banda may want the UN to probe this conflict from the day we obtained independence while Tom may want the race riots of 1956, 1958, 1977, 1983 included… while Dick may want acts of the Sinhalese Army in this conflict ignored as the country belongs to Sinhalese and thus on the basis that they have the right to kill anybody in their soil while Harry may want another period and stance….therefore if UN or any-body is going to cater to the whims and fancies of a Rajeewa or Banda or Tom or Dick…. their is no end to it….no wonder Sri Lankan Airlines is bankrupt.
    “The report by POE, prepared without visiting Sri Lanka (we are aware, the then government denied visas for POE members) resulted in the passage of an American Sponsored Resolution on ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka by the UNHRC in Geneva.” What are you implying? The POE report is incorrect because they did not visit SL? Why the heck did the GOSL co-sponsor the last resolution thus acknowledging all the reports and investigations (whether visited or not)that were carried out by the UN.
    “The joint meeting with TNA leaders and NPC Chief Minister no doubt must be an attempt to impress upon them, especially the Chief Minister, of the need to work together in tandem rather than at cross roads.” Since when did you become an astrologer to predict and imagine… don’t you think that such imaginative habits of the Sinhalese is one of the causes for this conflict to fissure and drag for so long?
    If you look at the conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria….would you agree that the maximum number of deaths have been committed by their own nationals on each other? If you look at the deaths caused by direct Western intervention, this could be just 0.01% and that too majority on clearly identifiable terrorist targets who have been involved in destabilizing USA / West not forgetting 9-11 and other similar bombings.
    “Foreign forces and military contractors have committed heinous crimes during the last thirteen years”
    “During your term of office, you have visited Iraq on eight different occasions. Nevertheless, you have, let alone the appointment of a Panel of Experts, not even voiced a need for such a panel to inquire into “issues of accountability with regard to any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law” in Iraq”………… their is not one country involved in this playing field….even Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey and many other nations are involved in this power play…. unlike in Sri Lanka. All and each of these nations have their own agenda and ruses for creating mayhem. If their is only two persons hitting each other in your house, it is easy for you to stop it. If their were four persons hitting each other, do you think you can stop them? What if their were twelve different persons hitting each other inside your house, would you be able to stop them? The UN secretary is in a similar situation.
    “Kashmir has been in conflict since 1947″….. Do you agree that Pakistan and India have fought four wars since independence? Would you agree that compared to India, Pakistan is very much involved in terrorism, drugs, utter corruption, absolutely no freedom and rights to females, high level of illiteracy and a bankrupt country paroled by USA and Middle East Nations? Do you agree that all those factors in Pakistan are connected directly to the Government? Do you agree that any ruling government in Pakistan is a pawn in the hands of the Military in that country? Do you agree that the main factor in the destabilizing of Kashmir is Pakistan so that they can keep the Indo-Pak conflict live to cover up for their own failures in governance, religious fanaticism and running down of their own country since independence? Do you agree that the Pakistan Army requires to create an enemy to survive and thereby obtain the highest benefits not available to any other citizen of that country, similar to how MaRa governed and used his position after the war? Do you agree that if Kashmir were handed over to Pakistan (as Pakistan wants), will that region be better to what it is now? Please answer these questions truthfully leaving behind those issues that Sinhalese love to cover up over the ethnic issue of Sri Lanka.
    “It is indeed essential to treat all conflicts and violations of Human Rights on a level and not on a selective basis, even if it is “difficult and painful”. That is only possible if one acts impartially with courage and moral conviction”….Seriously their is a saying “if you spit up it will fall on your face” but you Sinhalese have the ability lick the spit off quickly from the face and say nothing happened. When SWRD bought in the “Sinhala only” act did he remember “impartiality and moral conviction”. When JR the President of a country stated “Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy” after the 1983 pogram did he have a “morsel of conflicts and violations of Human Rights on a level and not on a selective basis” plus “acts impartially with courage and moral conviction”. Now Rajeeva you may wipe that spit on your face and tell nothing fell on your face when you spat up.

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    Three things cannot be long hidden:
    the sun, the moon, and the truth – Buddha
    I enter into each planet, and
    by My energy they stay in orbit.
    I become the moon and
    thereby supply the juice of life
    to all vegetables – Bhagavad Gita
    Let me see moon and cry or laugh.
    Let me dream that moon shouldn’t speak TRUTH.

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      “”Let me dream that moon shouldn’t speak TRUTH. “”

      Hello, Idealist you are sure to get a HeartAche.

      Truth is for the books and men of quotes.
      It’s the `authority` that decides the fate of Truth.

      What are you doing about it??
      The Sinhalese use their usage of Sanskrit as other south indian states for their leverage with centre.

      The next `authority` is Trump.

      VP tamils proved dangerous ally. lefties are going quack everywhere in the world. how you gonna do??

      10 years under a new pres of USA is long time: When Lanka cannot manage economically it would sell the stupid sovereignty like Nagaland and Sikkim. USA will have nothing to do and Russia is treaty.

      Republican Hindu Congress.

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    The UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon will be visiting SL today, to monitor how far SL has moved forward in ethnic reconciliation, war crimes inquiry process and implementing the UNHRC resolution co sponsored by SL.

    The GSL is yet to fulfil its promises to withdraw soldiers from the NE, return private land occupied by the military. SL has not shown results expected by the UN. So, they are “dressing up” to look smart but the “collar is old and torn”.

    Yesterday, Mangala Samaraweera the Foreign Minister said that;

    1. The soldiers will not be punished in any enquiry by OMP.

    2. No foreign judges will be allowed for any war crimes trial in SL.

    The “Cat” is out of the bag. The hidden “Cat” was that both the SLFP and the UNP, together, planned and executed the disappearances of Tamils and caused Tamil genocide.

    The UN Secretary General should therefore, increase the supervision by the UN, to fully implement the UNHRC resolution, without wasting time.

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      Would he won’t he??
      like the SC judge leave it for the next president America the sponsor.
      (neither party S-T has any say with Trump who is all out to pull out the $800 billion bases)
      he won’t commit but won’t let go.
      China may buy more land then we send Ebola.

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    RJ carefully avoids mention of the army regime in the north, where even yesterday a Tamil man who was a former member of LTTE released after “rehabilitation”, had been abducted by a “White Van” squad of Military Intelligence.

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    UNO system success had caused us serious doubt under current policies of barbarian invasions of that pre-empty strike in Iraq by Bush of USA hegemonies administration.

    The Every nation aim at sovereignty but USA and UK NOT that respect and accept responsibility of real war crimes. The current UNO secretary General has been totally ignored war crimes of USA .

    Indeed USA and UK success caused of War politics that undermined rights of democracy and human rights is that really better than Iraq, Libya and Syria?

    Even now many War Crime by USA and UK deny the magnitude of problems of sovereignty nations facing our political system are tremendously bigger than past.

    The war crimes that we have to addressed are not just within borders of Sri lanka. This is global issues imbalance of human rights of every nation that marked the UNO before the crisis will not go away by UNO themselves.

    What was plainly lacking long before that UNO has not address Tamil terrorism of barbarian act of Terrorism by LTTE and TNA had done their work long before political dislocation that undermined our values of democracy norms of our Island.

    The National security is great pillar of democracy watchword as if life knew any other stability than through constant changes or any form of security willingness to take risks for democracy has been ignore by UNO-Secretary General of Ban Ki Moon.

    Barring a transformation of “war crime” by US and UK parties there is going to be serious political issues of President candidate 2015 January election ,with a serious right-wing political movement of UNP-Ranil W.. MS and CBK by counter-revolution behind that defeated MR and party of the national democratic progressive alliances .
    That is one that definitely big enough to impact last election outcome.
    There is democratic a revolution and greater reformer are brewing in the country that against so-called “war crime” allegations fabricated by UNO human rights outfit.

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    RJ,

    Will you get a reply to your letter ? I do not think so. If you do get a reply please send an unaltered version of it to CT & I hope CT will publish without editing.

    Have you sent a copy of the above open letter to Palitha Kohana ? He will know how to advise BKM to write a reply to your letter.

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    USA contributes 22% of UN assessments for all bodies in the UN system. Saudi Arabia only provides 0.86%. Russia provides 2.43% and China 5.148%. Sri Lanka is also required to contribute and makes 0.025%. UK 5.179%
    {
    reference all data for all nations can be found here
    https://www.globalpolicy.org/un-finance/tables-and-charts-on-un-finance/member-states-assessed-share-of-the-un-budget.html
    }

    Saudis pay a lot for food aid in Africa and Syria. But Saudi Arabia is a critical ally of the US at times even though it plays a double game vis-a-vis ISIS Wahabi terrorists. They are a bit peeved at Obama because Obama refused to toe the line and start a war with Iran. Saudis view Iran with hostility and suspicion because they have this absurd ancient Sunni- vs- Shia conflict. Saudis are who export ISIS terrorism in the form of their intolerant Wahabi Islam and Salafist hatefilled ideology. But US views Iran as a terrorist nation because of their support for Hezbollah and Hamas. Right now Hezbollah is fighting with Syrian regime troops to fight ISIS Jihadis and other groups in Syria. There is a hellish proxy war going on now. US will always find Saudis to be special because of their oil interests and not because of culture or science or civilization which you can attribute to Iran because Iran is Persian and is a very ancient accomplished civilization. So this is part of the superpower merry-go-round.

    Ban Ki Moon has to sing for his supper and that is the reality of how it works. Trump is not likely to win, but if he does, then they will take a very deep look at their contributions.

    I hope there is peace and reconciliation and some accountability mechanism in Sri Lanka. We will never have one in Iraq or about Saudi excesses in Yemen, where they are also fighting another proxy war with Shia Iranian backed Houthis. In the rush, ISIS terrorists have made another oasis there as well just like in Libya after Hillary and Obama and Sarkozy and Berlusconi destablized the shit out of Libya. There will never be accountability. There was never accountability for MyLai or Agent Orange either. That is how the world works. We cannot do anything about it.

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      “”That is how the world works. We cannot do anything about it. “”

      As much as Mughal Turkey is unwanted Iran is despised – they dare not be europe even with Putin.

      Get set for Monkey Court of Asia
      (it has the same but lethargic spring of the kangaroo for africa)
      monkey moon in the still of the night I will be watching you….heyna.

      Dynasty makers must enter a special court of Monkey Court.
      Wealth and Fame come into question.the nationalisation toy is coming alive.

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    Rajeewa: “………….Many of us Sri Lankans have often wondered of your reasons for the limitation of the mandate to ‘final stages of the conflict’ rather than the entire conflict period………..”

    Rajeewa suggests 1948 onwards – the 1958, 1977, 1983 pogroms against Tamil speakers (except honorary Sinhala Muslims), 2014 pogrom against Muslims, the JVP insurrections, emergency rule, PTA etc etc etc.

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    I am so disappointed with the UN, which had such high ideals but has been hijacked by those who have vested interest in anything other than peace?

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    Go away Banku Moona. Get lost you US puppet trying to use the idiot Tamils as an excuse to take over SL harbours and possibly land for US to plunder and fleece the country at their will. When will the idiot Tamil politicians learn that they are only pawns used by both India/US/UK for their own ends ?

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    There should be an inquiry about the bank accounts and property deals in India and abroad of the Indians in Kerala…Tamil Nadu .Delhi …New York UN office who were involved in S L affair on behalf of poverty Indian government

    These vultures who have tasted Tamil flesh during May 2009 should be exposed.

    Why this Boon has offered a job to tha Malayali Nambiar even after his retirement at U.N to enable him to carry a diplomatic passport ? What is the deal behind this ?

    Cheers

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    Rajeewa,
    If you seriously expect the SG to read your letter you should have routed it through the State Department. Nowadays the Only has time what comes through the State department.

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