20 October, 2017

Prediction Of Sri Lanka’s Statement To The 24th Session Of The HRC

By S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

With more than two decades of experience in observing and listening to Sri Lanka’s statements in the UN Human Rights Forums, I would like to predict the content of their forthcoming statement to the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council – HRC.

Every written document/statement produced by the Sri Lankan government is designed to brainwash or misinform the international community rather than achieve anything in reality or in practical terms.

By observing the government’s activities and its media, I presume that the following matters will be included in its statement to the 24th session of the HRC. Of course, the sequence may change.

They will definitely say that the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM which consists of the 54 Commonwealth Nations will be taking place in Sri Lanka in November.

Here they will not talk about their human rights record, nor compare themselves with other CHOGM members who have been suspended in the past.

Refer to the latest news item already appearing in one of the pro-government media:

Daily News, 29 August 2013The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in November will be an eye opener for sections of the international community that had been carried away by the false propaganda of the pro LTTE network, former UGC Chairman Prof Gamini Samaranayake said. (Excerpt)

They will talk about the indigenous Veddahs. That is the reason why the President has given an official double cab with driver and free fuel to Veddah Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo.

The visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – HCHR, Ms Navaneetham Pillai will be highlighted. They will inform the HRC that the HCHR was given independent access and could visit wherever she wanted. It was a week-long fact-finding mission during which she met with the President, many other Ministers and others.

Here they will not say how the victims of human rights violations were harassed by the Security Forces because they spoke to the HCHR.  Also nothing will be said about Minister of Public Affairs Mervyn Silva’s offer to marry the visiting HCHR. There will be no more vulgar insults to a high-profile guest.

They will certainly say that the President appointed a three-member commission to investigate the disappearances that have occurred during the 30 years of conflict. This will be followed by reference to the Colombo additional magistrate’s order to the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of police to investigate the disappearance of over 2,500 people who had gone missing in the North and East.

Don’t ask the government and the courts why they have been silent for many decades and about the fate of the five previous commissions on disappearances.

The latest discovery of the government and pro-government media, that nearly 5,000 Security personnel abducted by the Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam – LTTE – includes 3,484 army soldiers, 189 Policemen and 1,175 civilians, will be highlighted.

No reason will be disclosed, as to why they were silent on these disappearances (and any further details about these figures) – until the visit of the HCHR.

They will not forget to say that, after the ‘brutal terrorism of the LTTE’ had been successfully wiped out by their Security Forces who fought “with a human rights declaration in one hand and a gun in the other”, the way was paved for us today to have the 1st election for the Northern Provincial Council which will be held on 21st of this month. This includes North-Western and Central Provinces.

Here, they will not disclose to the HRC that until 26 August, 246 complaints of election related violence have already been reported by the Network for Election Monitoring of the Intellectuals for Human Rights (NEM IHR).

The statement will also talk about four Army soldiers who have been dismissed from their ranks for forcibly entering a house in Horowpathana, raping a woman and robbing money.

As usual, they will talk about the National Action Plan for the Implementation of LLRC recommendations. In fact, a reputed ex-diplomat once named it an ‘Inaction Plan’. They will say they need ‘time and space and nothing can be done overnight’. However, this is an outdated argument which has no place, as 4 long years have passed.

By the way, they will not inform the HRC how they are misusing the two-thirds majority in parliament for their own benefit, deliberately ignoring the national ethnic issue.

When Prof. G. L. Peiris met with the HCHR on 29 August 2013, he said: “Sri Lanka accepts constructive and justified criticism but resents vicious and baseless positions which are incessantly repeated”.

Doesn’t His Excellency’s Government incessantly repeat itself?

Prof. Peiris further said that as far as religion is concerned, where there were problems, all communities came together to resolve the issues.

In other words, let the majority religion, on their terms, suppress the minority religions. Nobody should open their mouth! This appears to be the usual hilarious signature tune of Prof Peiris!

He says, “We have already extended our invitation to the Special Rapporteurs on the right to education and the IDPS for country visits in December 2013 and January 2014.”

They will not disclose to the HRC, how many other Special Rapporteurs have requested to visit Sri Lanka – the UN Working Group on Disappearances, Special Rapporteurs on Extra-judicial killings, Torture, Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Religious Freedom, Freedom of Expression etc.

Prof. Peiris continues to say that the Special Task Force has been indicted in relation to the killing of five students in Trincomalee. For this to happen, does the HCHR have to visit Sri Lanka or need to visit frequently?

The full statement of Prof G.L. Peiris in the meeting with the HCHR is available on the website of the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka.

Last Friday, President Rajapksa and the High Commissioner met in Colombo. When Navaneetham Pillai raised her questions about many specific situations, Rajapaksa said that these were isolated incidents and that the majority of Sri Lankans continue to coexist peacefully in all parts of the island.

The best joke during Navaneetham Pillai’s visit to Sri Lanka was that, “President Rajapaksa told Pillai that the people of the country believe the UN is a biased organisation”. The statement quoting him, issued by his office, continued to quote the president: “They believe that your report has already prejudged (Sri Lanka)”. (Excerpts) 

In other words, Rajapaksa expects the visiting HCHR to hide all the truth that she herself witnessed and instead, to learn to write fictional statements like His Excellency’s Government.

Hope Sri Lanka will inform the 24th session that the Tamil National Alliance – TNA Members of Parliament are frequently compelled to visit the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID). They seem to attend the TID more often than they do in Parliament.

Will Sri Lanka inform the HRC about the harassment of journalists – arrests, torture, disappearances, killings – leading to many seeking asylum in foreign countries? 25 journalists killed and 26 forced into exile. Prageeth Eknelygoda, a Cartoonist, disappeared on 24 January 2010 in Colombo. He is still missing.

Let us wait and see the predictions made above, on an official government document, prepared and delivered during the 24th session of the HRC.

This is for the information of the human rights activists who work on the situation in Sri Lanka.

It is a closely guarded ‘secret’ that whatever new buildings have been opened by Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Jaffna, have mass graves located underneath them. In the past, the bodies of those questioned and killed by the Sri Lankan security forces have been buried and new buildings have been constructed on top of those mass graves, especially in the Jaffna peninsula.

Horrendously, these buildings are shown to the world as ‘a gift’ of the Defence Secretary to the people in those areas. Is this the so-called ‘Development’ of the North and East?

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    Hinus, Muslims, Christins believe in creator, unfortunatly Budhist is satanic and dont belive in Such,. So the they belive in Time, lets time myth come to them soon with SSCole and Ronald Regan Aircraft Carrier and then you will see these bastards piss in pants. Wait patiently my friend.

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      ROD AKINDs:

      How about thousands of ATHIESTS and Agnostics living in the west. Now, so many says that they are agnostics.

      Read this too, theoretical Physicist Saying there is no Almighty and PHILOSPHY, IT IS BASED christian thinking” is dead.

      “Hawking regarded the concept of Heaven as a myth, believing that there is “no heaven or afterlife” and that such a notion was a “fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”[146]
      In 2011, when narrating the first episode of the American television series Curiosity on the Discovery Channel, Hawking declared the following:[286][287]
      “ We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful. ”
      —Stephen Hawking, Discovery Channel (August 15, 2011)
      At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in 2011, Hawking said that “philosophy is dead.” He believes philosophers “have not kept up with modern developments in science” and that scientists “have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.” He said that philosophical problems can be answered by science, particularly new scientific theories which “lead us to a new and very different picture of the universe and our place in it” “

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      Rod Atkinds,

      “Every written document/statement produced by the Sri Lankan government is designed to brainwash or misinform the international community rather than achieve anything in reality or in practical terms.”

      Without a few Tomahawks, just talk, talk and more talk.

      God was invented in a cave, thousands of years ago by man, after he evolved.

      The Buddhist concept of Kamma, afterlife, Rebirth, Sansara, are Mental state ideas from 500 BC, as the other ideas of Christianity, Hinduism and the Abrahamic Religions, as hey are all concepts, with no proof, unlike the Earth going around the Sun.

      When Hitchens Gets Furious

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uchPPbJep8g

      Does God Exist? (Frank Turek vs Christopher Hitchens)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZnwZdh-iM

      Uploaded on Dec 31, 2010
      Frank Turek, co-author of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist,” and Christopher Hitchens, author of “god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” met at VCU in Richmond, VA to debate the subject, “Does God Exist?” A self-professed “fanboy” of Hitchens’ admitted that he was a “disappointment” in this debate. Indeed, watch as Hitchens dodges evidence for God given by Turek. This is the first time Turek and Hitchens debated one another.

      Turek’s and Hitchens’ second debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlozGO

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      When people couldn’t understand varios phenomena they attributed it to a supernatural concept called God. Mankind’s progress over the centuries was able to explain many of those unexplainable….that earth is a round object and not flat…..it circles around the sun and not the other way around…..that Sun is not a God it is a star….etc.etc.

      One man over 2,500 years ago understood that there are number of causal factors that influence what occurs in this world and other worlds. Today’s cutting edge scientific knowledge is begining to understand some of those that particular man told some 2,500 years ago. They now talk about not only of universe but about multiverse and multi dimensions. Interesting the man in our story talked about these things when he described about ‘loka’ (worlds).

      ‘Attahi attano nato’…..your salvation remains within you only (no God can help you).

      Blessed to be exposed to Buddhism.

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      @ Rod Atkinds

      If, according to your beliefs, humankind and the world was created by (a) God, who created the God ?.

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    A well executed article.
    For a Sinhala Government:
    Democracy is having elections to the Northern Province.
    Human rights is allowing humans to breath as long as his mouth is shut, close his eyes if you see anything and don’t write anything about one particular family.
    Law and Order is what is said by MR, not by law books.

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    “War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.”
    ~ George Orwell ‘1984’

    “War is humanitarian, zero casualties is thousands buried in unidentified graves, peace is one soldier for every five Tamil civilians in the north.”
    ~ Percy Jilmart PakshaRaja :D

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    I was wondering where this [Edited out] was gone missing from CT. Ah here it is…..

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    A reasonable prediction.
    It all depends on whether UNHRC beleives Pillay or Peiris.

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    Dear Kirubaharan,

    This is indeed good start. Thanks.

    Pre-empting these well-known defense tactics will serve well to both inform the public/internationals as well as to effectively discredit the State’s version of faked “positives” that they have got away with many a time before.

    If both rational Sinhalese and Tamils highlight these deceptive ways, and the rational media is willing to publicize the “they will not talk about” issues that you have clearly identified – then any attempts at trying to cover-up with such fake up-side looking stories will simply end up being ridiculed, if presented.

    The recent hooting incidence when Namal started talking about the “Big projects in Hambantoata” is an excellent precursor to a trend that will hopefully save Sri Lanka and it’s once proud democratic ways – not just for the benefit of the minorities, but even more so for the majority!

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    This includes what Ms. Navi Pillai talked about Kirubaharan;

    “Firstly, let me say, I am a South African and proud of it.

    SECONDLY, the LTTE was a murderous organization that committed numerous crimes and destroyed many lives. In fact, my only previous visit to Sri Lanka was to attend a commemoration of the celebrated legislator, peacemaker and scholar, Neelan Tiruchelvam, who was killed by an LTTE suicide bomb in July 1999. Those in the diaspora who continue to revere the memory of the LTTE must recognize that there should be no place for the glorification of such a ruthless organization.

    I would like to pay my respects to all Sri Lankans, across the country, who were killed during those three decades of conflict, and offer my heartfelt sympathy to their families, all of whom – no matter who they are – share one thing: they have lost someone they can never replace. I have met many people during this visit whose relatives or spouses – both civilians and soldiers – are known to have been killed, or who are missing and may well be dead. “

    I suppose, she reminded dead soldiers as well as sinhala youth and civilians died during the 40 years of wars.

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      Jim You converted Christian and recently turned in a Jew,

      What is your problem mate . At least she is honest and when she says that her heart goes out to all those innocent Sinhalese killed unlike you lot who have no decency to admit your barbarism for the last 64 years.
      Those innocent Sinhalese needn’t have died if you had behaved in a civilised manner since independence. If any one is responsible for their death it is you lot. How many innocent Sinhalese have you killed. Thousands and you might say it does not matter when we kill our own and if that was the case stop talking about those who died in the cross fire.

      I would like to pay my respects to all Sri Lankans, across the country, who were killed during those three decades of conflict, and offer my heartfelt sympathy to their families, all of whom – no matter who they are – share one thing: they have lost someone they can never replace. I have met many people during this visit whose relatives or spouses – both civilians and soldiers – are known to have been killed, or who are missing and may well be dead. ”

      I have read your comments and you are shedding Crocodile Tears and From the above I take it that you are referring to Sinhalese. How many Tamil mothers and fathers have you met and with the level of hatred coming out from your comments I find it impossible to believe you have any sympathies for them.

      If you mean what you say why don’t you take up with Gotha and ask him for the whereabouts because he knows what happened to them.

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    while Kirubaharan is inetersted in what GOSL may or may not talk at the next UNHRC, he is quite silent abount what Ms Pillay told about Kiruba and his ilk as Jim mentioned above.

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    The writer is lamenting how stupid the Tamil activists were in starting their terrorist campaign. Lot of lives, lot of money, lot of time and effort down the drain! Tough luck!

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      Correction Lal You Moron,

      It was not a terror campaign it was freedom struggle. The terror campaign is what you have been waging for the last 64 years which has now been replaced by State Terrorism headed by MR the Thug.

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        kali

        “It was not a terror campaign it was freedom struggle.”

        Was it?

        “The terror campaign is what you have been waging for the last 64 years”

        Yes in unison with your psychopath National Leader.

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          Native,

          You are a low grade idiot not fit to post any comments. By your own admission your are a bit thick and yes an idiot. Boredom has set in got nothing to do and you havent got much left in life have you.
          I remeber you telling everyone that your elders help you to write as you are illiterate.
          Sorry they have an off spring like you and I dont know what they have done to deserve you.
          We have a lot to look forward to:

          1) Winning the Northern Assembly
          2) Getting the Barbaric Army Out
          3) Recaliming our Land Back
          4) Wait for the International Court to prepare to receive MR and his Thugs .
          5) Finally wave goodbye to you lot.

          Have you heard even Banki Bloody Moon ( your Buddhist Mentor) saying that Sinhala Lanka was allowed to get away with Crimes against Humanity. Who better to pass judgment than your conniving Buddhist Monk.

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        Is that why the LTTE was proscribed as a terrorist organisation by 32 countries, including India?

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          Vichara,

          For your information and I know you have limited intellectual ability so I don’t blame you.

          The reason why LTTE was included in the list was because America didn’t want to be seen as being selective.
          You might want to know that despite the LTTE being a banned organisation the Western Countries ( except India who are Corrupt) offer them all the facilities to host meetings ( inside British Parliament) and they don’t offer that to Alqaeda or Hezbollah Hamas.

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    “The latest discovery of the government and pro-government media, that nearly 5,000 Security personnel abducted by the Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam – LTTE – includes 3,484 army soldiers, 189 Policemen and 1,175 civilians, will be highlighted.

    No reason will be disclosed, as to why they were silent on these disappearances (and any further details about these figures) – until the visit of the HCHR.”

    Elementary Mr.Kirubaharan. No Army during the course of war will disclose news that would in the slightest way demotivate its forces.

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    GOSL can say anything but it is very clear Nava Pillai got first hand information of what is happening in the country. How it is governed by a Family with money making machines, No law & order, Dictitorial attitude not only of the heads but the Pseudoheads too,How the forces govern the country, using threats on journalist, these will be depicted at her oral report at UNHCR starting on the 9th. Facts are Sttuborn, we will have to suffer the consequences

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    kiru. your name app in canada police report you went to srilanka on 2003 to attend tiger meeting so clarify

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    brother, kirubakaran. this march we saw you talk maduka wickrama at humanright council . you mention him as upali newspaper journalst. maduka from foreign ministry. our tamil brothers think you played a double game

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