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Sri Lanka Dictates – New UN HCHR Must Work In Its Favour

By S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

Currently, Sri Lanka is extremely frustrated about the UN investigation. Using 3rd grade tactics the usual slanders are being directed against ex-High Commissioner for Human Rights – HCHR, Ms Navanethem Pillay.

Sri Lanka should understand the fact that international law is not like the present judiciary in Sri Lanka. Whether the HCHR is Louis Arbour, Navanethem Pillay or Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, she or he will not work on the basis of their own ethnic identity. These human rights VVIPs look at every global situation through the lens of international law.

Louis Arbour was the first UN HCHR to bring Sri Lanka’s human rights violations to the attention of the international community.  For this reason, Sri Lanka slandered her. Then it was  Navanethem Pillay’s turn. Maybe later Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein will face the same insults.

Sri Lankan officials are looking for venues where they can butter up the new HCHR. In fact they did the same with Navanethem Pillay. When she assumed her duties on 1st September 2008, Sri Lanka government representatives were the very first government team to meet her – within four days in office on 5th September 2008. They took photographs for their publicity. But her adherence to the standards of international law ensured that Navanethem Pillay never got caught to their buttering up. She never ignored the human rights violations, crimes against humanity and the genocide continuing in Sri Lanka.  

NaviOn 1st September 2014, the Sri Lankan government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters: “Pillay was biased and made some unfair decisions on Sri Lanka and the Government hopes her replacement will take note of her actions and be fair in his decision.

He also said that “the Government will deal with the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights while the External Affairs Ministry will decide if he should be invited to Sri Lanka.”  Whatever the Sri Lankan spokesman says, civil society expected Sri Lankan government representatives to meet the new High Commissioner, to brief him about their dirty work. “Either you agree with us or we will slander you as well”.

Sri Lanka howled that Navanethem Pillay was “biased and made some unfair decisions”! If that were the case, the UN Secretary General, the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council and also the UN Human Rights Council all exist to supervise and if she had done anything wrong, they would have taken action. So it is obvious that Sri Lanka is telling tales. Not only  Navanethem Pillay, but many other examples too, prove that when any VVIP doesn’t agree with, or support, Sri Lankan government atrocities and behaviour, they get slandered.

VVIPs slandered

No-one has forgotten what happened to the members of the International Imminent Group of Persons – IIGEP, nor Canadian Ambassador Allan Rock, who undertook a UN mission to Sri Lanka; Norwegian main mediator Erik Solheim; World Bank, Chief Peter Harrold and Heads of Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission – SLMM, Major General (retired) Trond Furuhovde, Major General (Retd.) Tryggve Tellefsen, Mr Hagrup Haukland, Major General Ulf Henricsson, Major General Lars Johan Solvberg, other members of the SLMM and many others.

Sri Lankan officials and ambassadors live like “frogs in a well”. The new HCHR is not going to work only on Sri Lanka. His responsibilities encompass the promotion and protection of human rights globally.

However Sri Lanka clearly does not understand or does not want to concede that the business of passing a resolution in the UN Human Rights Council was the task of UN member states. It has nothing to do with neither HCHR  Navanethem Pillay nor any other UN Officials.

There is much evidence to prove that the Sri Lanka government is attempting to dictate to the new HCHR, that he must work in their favour! It is well known that otherwise, his name will also be included in the list of those slandered.

Excerpts from the Colombo media show expectations demanded of the new UN HCHR:

“Sri Lanka has maintained excellent relations with Middle-Eastern countries in general and with Jordan in particular. Whether this will influence Hussein remain to be seen, especially in the context of the current simmering religious tensions in the country.” – Daily Mirror, 19 June 2014

The mouthpiece of the Sri Lankan government, the “Sunday Observer”, said the following about the new UN HCHR.

“It is earnestly hoped that the new United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) chief would act in an impartial and transparent manner while respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all UN member countries.” –  ‘Sunday Observer’ 24/08/2014)         

An article appearing in Foreignpolicy.com about the new HCHR, said the following. “Zeid has earned that trust through many years of close interaction with U.S. interlocutors from both parties and the Congress. He is a firm fixture on the global diplomatic scene, having spent the last 14 years serving alternately as his country’s ambassador to the U.N., to the United States, and to the U.N. once again. Zeid has chaired the convention of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, and led a hard-hitting commission that addressed sexual abuses committed by U.N. peacekeepers serving in numerous conflict zones. Still young at 50, charismatic and a royal to boot, there’s no question Zeid will be received at the highest levels by governments worldwide.” – Foreignpolicy.com

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay speaks to Cnn.com – August 27th, 2014

Amanpour asked how she has dealt with such attacks and criticisms over the years.

“I am supremely confident that I speak with moral authority,” the High Commissioner said.

“These comments do not disturb me at all. There are still the other 190-odd countries who appreciate the work being done by my office because we assist them. They know the importance of investigating serious incidents. And so we continue with our work.” 

Farewell to HCHR

A farewell was organised for Navanethem Pillay by NGOs in Geneva on 5th August. Some Tamils attending this farewell from Paris were well manipulated by Rajapaksa’s government through Douglas Devananda’s agents in Europe. News about this farewell was first published in the most racist Sinhala print media, published by the Upali group. The Rajapaksas’ supporter – a Sinhala racist and some Singhalese drivers working for various embassies in Geneva were behind this news item.

Last March, while this Sinhala racist and his friends, some Singhalese drivers, were walking towards the Press club in Geneva, without realizing to whom they were talking, they  told a VVIP that ‘Tamils in Sri Lanka are from India, now is the right time for them to move to Tamil Nadu’. I thank the Dwarf and his friends for this big favour. What they said was well recorded and has gone into the right system, acknowledged as part of the thinking of the extreme Singhalese.

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    Sri Lankan state, regimes and their henchmen think they wil butter, if not possible bully the world as they do back home:

    Their objective never changes: Sinhala Buddhist supremacy at any cost – genocide included.

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      Keep crying, now that your Tamil “enforcer” sister has faded in to South African forests where she really belongs.

      Sri Lankan patriots do not care about the report of her shady panel. THEY WILL PROBABLY NOT USE IT EVEN AS TOILET PAPER!

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        No, they will use the ‘Daily News’ because it is very much cheaper to buy and the paper is more absorbent.

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        “THEY WILL PROBABLY NOT USE IT EVEN AS TOILET PAPER!”

        Chee che chee guvera nugera.!

        So you 2 are finger licking while most bacteria is not on a toilet seat but 80% on finger nails and keypad/board.

        sihala kollo, keep on washing your (@) with bare hands as toilet paper is too good for you. You don’t shake hands because of the skunk and your sarema/lungi/verti.

        “Pungi Bajao, Sarema Bhagao”
        (blow the flute and drive the Southerner/Northerner away)

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        Stupid Statesman:

        You have lost even before it started. Loosers cant be choosers. You are being Humiliated left right and centre. People like Prof Rajiva who has a brain can see things clearly but people like you are blind.
        MR is desperation thrwing billions in the BIN. Panic has set in.

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    “International law is not like the judiciary in SL”. Yes it is true that we have problems with SL judiciary. But the writer fails to differentiate international law and UN law geared by US. If international laws are not like SL law and working well, we want have those issues in Middle East. First independent inquiries should be done against US and its supporters like Israel. Very poor, partial, biased writing.

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    S. V. Kirubaharan,

    You say:

    “However Sri Lanka clearly does not understand or does not want to concede that the business of passing a resolution in the UN Human Rights Council was the task of UN member states. It has nothing to do with neither HCHR Navanethem Pillay nor any other UN Officials.”

    That’s not correct, they do understand but they want to buy them over, if not bully them – that’s their modus operandi.

    They bought over 14 Conservative MPs in the UK parliament with everything paid VVIP holidays in Sri Lanka several times, and in return the MPs defended/covered up Sri Lanka’s atrocities in the UK parliament!

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      Now they are bring Australians because they are cheaper than the UK once. Even the Aus PM is much cheaper than UK MP.

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    Kiru:

    It is nothing new in Sinhala Lanka Politics. It is like the Criminal dictating to the Judge & Jury how the Trial should procedd. But the evidence is overwhelming and the outcome is not in doubt.

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    The Tamil LTTE supporters say that Sri Lanka is using third grade tactics to UNCHR while it is them who have paid millions of dollars to Navaneetham Pillai to stoop down to below third grade levels to punish Sri Lanka for defeating the the ruthless LTTE terrorists. These Tamil coolies who initially came to Sri Lanka to clean the toilets of the Sinhalese are trying to show that they are superior to every one else.

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      How many sihala women are sent to the medieval middle east to clean toilets 600 thousand- a tradition of the southern sihala buddhist assisted by the muslims No?

      BBS tea baggers then suck this up.!

      Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 57 members, 56 of which are also member states of the United Nations.: successfully tabled resolutions on “combating defamation of religion” Both of the resolutions passed.

      Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Freedom of Religion or Belief. Jordan’s voting record in the U.N. is consistent with the country’s domestic record on blasphemy.According to these laws, blasphemers can end up in prison in 39 of those countries; in six of them blasphemy qualifies as a capital offence.
      After the world body approved his nomination by applause, Prince Zeid joked:

      “My supportive wife told me to enjoy this moment, to soak it all up, after all, she said, you are among friends who you’ve known for a very long time. Because when you start this job, she added, you may not have them for very long.”

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        Ja_vi you Canadian Jihadist:

        Israelis have so far killed about 30,000 Mulims. But 3 Million Muslims have so far been killed by Muslims. Killing field and there is no end to it.
        But thank god there will be NO MORE TAMIL BLOOD.

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          Smelly pincushion Koli kallathoni have no blood just
          `porriki passa` with ‘Singhaphobia’
          like TN `Vaiko the mamada`.
          Shushima adereneya babbo is not your kind of people.
          Jaffna Tam`ill` Nandikadal to Seabed like Bin Larden.
          ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿
          ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿
          ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿
          ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿
          ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ‘̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪●)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿ ̿

          89,000 Jaffna Tam`ill` war widows!! :)
          It is VERY EASY to fool Tamils.
          Shame,the army should have made it 890,000.
          Then you have pare hitan badu.

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            Ja_vi you Jihadist:

            Prabakaran drove out the entire Muslims for SPYING ,Israel killed 30,000 Muslims, MR Killed 140,000 Tamils but THREE Million Muslims like yo have been killed by Muslims and there is more Muslim Blood being Shed on an hourly basis and there will be more Sinhala Blood. But NO MORE TAMIL BLOOD as you will hev to answer to your Colonial Master ” MODI”

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      Ask Rajapaksa family, how they defeated the LTTE.

      Rajapaksa was even washing the …………… of all western countries, Sonia and Manmohansingh. It is this call victory?

      If Rajapaksa’s forces would have fought alone against the LTTE, in 2009 itself Tamil’s would have got their independent state.

      Now the ungreateful Rajapaksa family is challenging the same people who helped them to win the war.

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      Of course one who cleans is “superior” to the one who fouls the toilet. One who cleans is noble and those who dirty the place place is filthy.

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    ” Sri Lanka Dictates “

    Wow, such power in the hands of a 3rd world nation. We became aware that Navi Pillay had a spine ONLY during her last week at Office, when she uttered some mild criticism of the West. The pernicious overbearing influence of the US and it’s proxies were all too visible till then.

    Louise Arbour gets mention too, and how she connived with NATO during the Yugoslav bombing campaign is here.
    http://kosovo99.tripod.com/lousie.htm

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      Ram you idiot:

      The pernicious overbearing influence of the US and it’s proxies were all too visible till then.

      It is the US which is calling the shots in Sinhala Lanka. MR the THUG speaks to the Hambanthotta hooligans in one language and spends billions of their money to woo the Americans and the Monitoring MP has fled after he realised that the authorities were after him. COWARD like you.

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    Mr.Kirubaharan ,

    Sri Lankan origin , who hold overseas passport , haven’t any legal right to critic & interfere Sri Lanka’s most sensitive affairs with direct & indirect way to destabilize our civil society. We have to
    re-consider our present legal system , how to extradition the culprits from current citizenship countries. because , No any nation tolerate their image destroy on the world arena , without proper concrete evidence .

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      pradeep

      “We have to re-consider our present legal system , how to extradition the culprits from current citizenship countries. because , No any nation tolerate their image destroy on the world arena , without proper concrete evidence.”

      Of course the country’s image is very important in the world arena hence you should not tolerate such mud raking.

      I agree you should help change the law in order to facilitate the extradition of all war criminals from this island to ICC, in Hague.

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      Pradeep the Coward Sinkalam hiding behind a Tamil Name. LOOSER.

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      So called pradeep,

      Good morning, did you have a good sleep?

      Good to mark you present here!

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      This is Sri Lankan democracy, especially Rajapaksa’s :

      “Sri Lankan origin , who hold overseas passport , haven’t any legal right to critic & interfere Sri Lanka’s most sensitive affairs with direct & indirect way to destabilize our civil society.”

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    The writer has not mentioned Mr Bob Rae, one of the respected politicians in Canada. He was prevented from entering Sri Lanka, had to sleep in a lounge at the airport and deported back to Canada.
    What a shameful way to treat a very highly respected politician.

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    Bob is the main issue that has hurt the white Canadians nothing else.
    The Singh’s of the king’s army were the first Asian immigrants to Canada.
    Later we saw terrorist/refugees from Singh land (Punjab) try their hand at Kalistan and nothing happened except Indira lost her life and 3000 Punjabis were slaughtered at New Delhi.
    From the late 60’s to today in SL Canada still runs its immigration policy. They do listen to that voice which alludes the refugee J.T.
    The 24/7 corner shops run by villagers turned refugees/terrorist does not bother the Canadian psyche- they have seen it before.
    Finally as always the Hindian will squeeze the ba**s of both Sihala and Tam`ill` because you are their property from birth.

    Posse_Cat
    (\__/) International TID
    (=‘.’=) —O—︻╦╤─
    ︻╦╤─︻╦╤─︻╦╤─

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      Javi,

      Did the Hindians kill 3000 Turban Singhs and Modern Singhs in Delhi ?

      Was the UNHRC around then?.

      Didn’t Ms Navranthi Pillai notice the Cold Cases Box in the archives?.

      Now that you have mentioned it .hopefully Hashemite Hussain will hand over the file to Darusman…

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        BEFORE JUSTICE NANAVATI COMMISSION OF INQUIRY-
        Massacre of 4000 Sikhs

        All released. UNHRC did not interfere as justice was seen to being served.

        http://www.carnage84.com/homepage/front.htm

        Thus, the total evidence, carefully scrutinized, fails miserably to prove that either Sajjan Kumar or any other Accused person was at all a part of the unlawful assembly. It may be mentioned that case FIR 250/84, which is also tried by this Court, is also decided.

        All accused persons in this FIR 250/84 are the same, who have been acquitted on the basis of the evidence led in that case.

        In view of the above discussions, I have no option, but to acquit the Accused person. Accused persons are thus acquitted.
        Regarding the role of Jagdish Tytler, he was accused of organizing mobs to kill Sikhs in North Delhi. The police did not register any case against him as well, even after the recommendations of the Jain Aggarwal Committee. During the tenure of Madan Lal Khurana, two cases were registered against Bhagat, but the police gave him clean chit in both the cases and did not even file a
        charge sheet.

        There was widespread protest against the report as it did not mention clearly the role of Tytler and other members of Congress Party in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The report led to the resignation of Jagdish Tytler from the Union Cabinet. Few days after the report was tabled in the Parliament, The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also apologised to the Sikh community for Operation Blue Star and riots that followed. The report stated that Jagdish Tytler “very probably” had a hand in the riots.[4]
        The report had been lambasted by the Congress dominated United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accepted the report and criticized the Congress party as “guilty”.[5]

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    Is Ms Pillai the next woman senator along side MS Skadarajah in t PM Rudrakumaran’s TNGTE?.

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    Yes Gnanakone!

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      D Gnanakone [Edited out]

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    Only a completely blind person would not see how extremely biased Navi Pillai and Louis Arbour were, against Sri Lanka and how pro they were towards Tamil activists. Those trying to defend these two individuals and others like them, are only wasting everybody’s time. However, as USA defines what is right and what is wrong, these unashamed people may survive to continue their biased activities for quite sometime to come. Today there are two laws operating in the world. One for the powerful nations and one for the weak nations. Sri Lanka is a weak nation but could walk with its head held high for their true human rights record, which is being distorted by the enemies of Sri Lanka.

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    kiruba, who is this dwarf we know who are you dont tell lies i monitored your activities in geneva i am stayinin zxurich

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      This is nobody else other than Divaina [Edited out]

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