9 August, 2020

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Sri Lanka Heightens Call For South-South Cooperation At G-15 Meet

Sri Lanka has noted the dire need for enhanced cooperation, engagement and solidarity among nations of the Global South, he called on developing countries to engage more closely towards framing the post-2015 international development agenda, in order to forestall it from being “imposed” by the developed countries as a fait accompli.

This observation was made by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Chair of the Personal Representatives of the Group, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, while presenting the highlights of the activities undertaken by the G-15 last year during the group’s foreign ministers meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on 27 September.

Ravinatha Aryasinha - Ambassador Geneva

During meeting the Foreign Ministers renewed their commitment for enhanced engagement and cooperation among themselves, as well as with the relevant Geneva-based institutions. Their primary focus was on newly emerging areas of cooperation in step with the evolving post-2015 development agenda, and they agreed to expand cooperation in four new thematic areas – information communication technology, intellectual property, migration for development and renewable energy. The Group includes Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Chairing the meeting by Professor G.L. Peiris, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs, called for a collective voice in articulation of common interests and convergence across a wide spectrum of fields, including eradication of poverty, balancing economic development with environmental protection, access to technology, reforms in international financial institutions, sustainable growth, among others.

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    Half of them are rogue states. Aryasingha is trying to find collaborators to defend his master from isolation and condemnation by the rest of the world. He wants the rogues to come together to protect each other.

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    Dear GL Peries/Ravinatha,

    Most important common factors surrounding these countries are corruption, misuse of justice system and law and order, authoritarian family rules, undemocratic activities, violence against minorities, abduction and murders of political activists and journalists.It looks like a group of underworld Criminal’s meeting.

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    Have the readers noticed that all UNPers who worked for Premadasa have today turned ardent supporters of MR, including this Bugger Ravinath. They are the Hoi Polloi of this country.

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    Ariyasinge looks a Paddy Farmer, whom trying to enclave Rouges together. Sri Lanka should be handed over back to UK for clean up. These Idiotic Sinhalese are eating the country. Go to hell Ariyasinhe the Govi Gama Bandara, wear Amude not a Coat Suite

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    This group has hardly anything in common except that several are backward banana republics. So GLP is asking them to articulate common interest like what? Dictatorship, liftime presidiency etc? What is the purpose of this organisation?

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    Is Sri Lankan government so desperate, they are one day asking for UN-Sri Lanka co-operation, the next day SAARC-Sri Lanka Co-operation, the next day Commonwealth- Sri Lanka Co-operation, the next day Non Aligned Countries-Sri Lanka co-operation, now South-South Co-operation… its like a beggar going from home to home asking for alms! Have we become so bankrupt that we do not know who will support us and who will not and what forces we are facing. Does the President think that he can also buy all these nations the way he is holding on to power by bribing Prabaharan and UNP politicians who are with him now? Let us keep our dignity and do the right thing so that we do not have to go behind all the countries in the world. If we continue in this line of thinking we may have to support all the human right violations of all these countries one day. This is not what Buddha taught us and wanted us to do. Are we truly a Buddhist country or a rogue state!

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    Another uneducated ass licker from country of fools

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