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Sri Lanka In Fact Won – G.L. Peiris

The most educated member of the Rajapaksa regime with a doctorate from Oxford, External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L Peiris says that the voting tally at the UN Human Rights Council on the resolution against Sri Lanka was “23 for, and 24 against.” Talking to the State run Daily News from Hambanthota where the Foreign Minister was located while the vote in Geneva was taking place on 27th March, the erudite Minister says that “the outcome of the vote on the U.S sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Commission reflects that more countries are against the U.S at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.”

Gamini Lakshman Peiris

Gamini Lakshman Peiris

According to the Daily News “He added that the results do not reflect the opinion of the entire world. The Minister said Sri Lanka asked for a separate vote on the operative paragraph 10 of the resolution which proposes to handover the investigation to Human Rights Commissioner Navanetham Pilley.  However our suggestion to divest her of responsibility in this regard got 14 votes in favour where as 23 against. Ten abstained from voting, meaning that the number of countries that did not support the resolution are greater than those supporting it.”

The vote on whether to postpone the resolution was taken prior to the vote on the actual resolution. The proposal to postpone the resolution was defeated 23 to 14 which opened the floor for the actual vote where the resolution was passed with 23 countries out of 47 voting in favour and 12 against.

Speaking to State media the Minister adds “The resolution has not gained the support of the Asian region whereas 33 of the 36 countries that co-sponsored the resolution are from Europe.”

The resolution initially sponsored by five countries including the United States eventually had 41 countries joining in as co-sponsors at the time of the formal adoption. The vote on the resolution which calls for an international investigation to the human rights violations in Sri Lanka,  passed with 23 countries voting for it while 12 voting against and 12 abstentions, is now part of international law and will be implemented whether Sri Lanka accepts it or not. At the HRC a resolution is passed simply if the yes vote is more than the no. There is no practice within the UN, any other international body or in any vote for that matter where the abstentions are counted with the No vote.

Apparently the legal luminary, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford graduate, Dean of the Colombo Law Faculty and the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Prof. Gamini Lakshman Peiris  believes otherwise and argues that abstentions at the UNHRC can be counted as a No vote and therefore Sri Lanka has apparently in fact won the battle of Geneva.

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    Our FM is a genious!!! Should be conferred the nobel prize for arts.

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      THIS GUY G.L. MUST BE SMOKING something really bad. Maybe he’s used to smoke recently legalized pot.

      The amazing thing, do OXFORD produce donkeys of this nature????

      Maybe, it might be like this…He joined the group of swines (UPFA) and then started to taste the excrement and continued to make it his staple food and his brain got unwired and unplugged from the main nervous system????

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        Dear Dr. G.L. Peris.

        RE: Sri Lanka In Fact Won – G.L. Peiris

        “The most educated member of the Rajapaksa regime with a doctorate from Oxford, External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L Peiris says that the voting tally at the UN Human Rights Council on the resolution against Sri Lanka was “23 for, and 24 against.” Talking to the State run Daily News from Hambanthota where the Foreign Minister was located while the vote in Geneva was taking place on 27th March, the erudite Minister says that “the outcome of the vote on the U.S sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Commission reflects that more countries are against the U.S at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.”

        Dr. Peris, do you think Sri Lankan’s have no common sense, have low IQ and all are modayas? Amarasiri is of the opinion that there are quite a few Sri Lankans who fall outside this category.

        So, the human rights violations by the US turned out to be an advantage for Sri Lanka in the voting along with all those who violate human rights. It is like the Devils Club. Devil will vote for the devil. Dr. Paris, the issue is whether or not Sri Lanka committed WAR CRIMES, that can only be ascertained by finding the facts. Sri Lanka has been hiding the facts. That is the issue. Can you count? Yes, you can be a shill, but there is no need to expose your stupidity, just because you are a shill.

        Yes. This is your interpretation of the vote Sri Lanka=24 Opponents=23

        If it is cricket match, all those who were voting were umpires, on the Bowling, the Results will look like below.

        Abstention + No votes = 12 + 12 = 24 – Yes votes 23 = 1

        Good Ball: Voting For Sri Lanka = 12

        Bad Ball: Voting Against SL = 23

        No Ball: * Absent and No Show Up) 12

        Sri Lanka for Good Ball = 12

        Bad Ball and No Ball, ( Against SL) =23 + 12 = 35.

        Final Tally: Against Sri Lanka: = 35

        For Sri Lanka = 12.

        Dr. Peris, please talk to your Third grade teacher on your arithmetic. She can help you. If not, go to any school and ask for the third grade math teacher,

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          Amara,
          If some one really believe in something wouldn’t he/she vote yes for that resolution? If there is a referendum to create a Tamil Elam in Sri Lanka, you being a Islamist will you vote yes or abstain from voting?

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            You call me a tamil. You call Amarasiri an islamist, You call many others fool. I have the feeling you are suffering from a mental disorder of rare form. Just because many on this platform disgree with govt views, cant necessarily mean they are non-sinhalese. They are varied thought bearers among us. This you should have known much better having got your graduation at Peradeniya. In my days, I thought it was a jungle. I never had such companies as had been the case during Pera. Ragging were solely based on social problems. Athi nathi paratharaya (economic gaps) was really high in Srilanka at that time. I have no idea how has that improved to this day. But I guess, considerably not much.

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              Soma,
              I don’t discriminate based on race or religion, I respond to specific point anyone brings on. Are you a Sinhalese? Most Tamils use Sinhalese names and Sinhalese use Tamil names. It was a mistake on “islamist” I really meant was “elamist”. If you are really a Sinhalese I am proud of you too, because you are fighting for the Tamils. In my case I am fighting for Sri Lanka and all this UNHRC started related to end of war happenings. I support Tamils as long as they refrain from terrorism and stop making fake stories on what happened at the end of the war. As a Sinhalese, do you appreciate ending the terror war or are you with the Tamil diaspora trying to take revenge from MR for losing the war?
              I oppose MR’s corrupt regime since the end of war too. But I consider that separate from the Tamil issue in hand. That is needed to be dealt within the country and at the next elections. We do not need any help from either the Tamils or the UNHRC to correct that.

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                How do you say that, what the Tamils or Sinhalese Or Muslims are telling is the truth or not. Just b’cose you say that, it is fake ? Just b’cose you say that you are A SO CALLED patriotic Sinhalese (FOOL / JOKER ?)? Just b’cose others are all traitors & should not use brains not the head to think differently ? Just b’cose, you are a SUPPORTER OF THE GOVERNMENT ? For everyone to know the truth, there must be a transparent & independent inquiry & a decision. Why fear it ? Why be arrogant about it ? If the Government is not doing it but fooling around all the way for so many years, why not the International community do it ? If the citizens of Sri Lanka do not have a democracy to fight for our Human Rights & bloody scared to do it, even when the basic human rights given in the Constitution were robbed by this Government (which Sri Lankans do not remember, too), although they call them lions (good to sleep, lay down & shout / talk or pull the leg on others who has the courage to do so, by calling them as “traitors”, but enjoy it when others get it for you) & fought for independence from British (Bull shit), immaterial of Race,why not at least let the international community do it for us, before another blood shed & distruption in our Country ? WE never learn.

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                How do you say that, what the Tamils or Sinhalese Or Muslims are telling is the truth or not. Just b’cose you say that, it is fake ? Just b’cose you say that you are A SO CALLED patriotic Sinhalese (FOOL / JOKER ?)? Just b’cose others are all traitors & should not use brains not the head to think differently ? Just b’cose, you are a SUPPORTER OF THE GOVERNMENT ? For everyone to know the truth, there must be a transparent & independent inquiry & a decision. Why fear it ? Why be arrogant about it ? If the Government is not doing it but fooling around all the way for so many years, why not the International community do it ? If the citizens of Sri Lanka do not have a democracy to fight for our Human Rights & bloody scared to do it, even when the basic human rights given in the Constitution were robbed by this Government (which Sri Lankans do not remember, too), although they call them lions (good to sleep, lay down & shout / talk or pull the leg on others who has the courage to do so, by calling them as “traitors”, but enjoy it when others get it for you) & fought for independence from British (Bull shit), immaterial of Race,why not at least let the international community do it for us, before another blood shed & disruption in our Country ? WE never learn.

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                Thanks for your comments.
                what counts me is only “humaneness”. Nothing else. We are all srilankens. I dont mind others being tamils, burghers, muslims or indians. We should all have equal rights. Having lived on the west for the last 2.5 decades, I am convinced what it means to be a citizen of a democratic country. Many in the country though see it with a differnt angle than I do, there is indeed real democratic values in these countries. Gone were the day skin colour destined your life in Europe. Today you can enjoy good values in these countries. Since you raised it, I did/do help lot non-sinhalese (tamils, turks, arabs and africans) during my stay in the Europe. I have fought for the rights of many while living on student hostels. Fyi, I am born srilanken and brought up by buddhist parents. Fellow tamils were known to me at the Peradeniya and then in Europe. I found most of them are almost like us sinhalese though their culture is hinduistic/christian. But latter is not a problem for me so long, they are not against us sinhalese. Ltters were violent as the JVPers had been in late 80ties. I have lost dozens of my mates in that insurgengy. Even today, I have yet no info of some went missing towards the end of 89. Victimized parents have gone mad to this day. Mathale graves- reminded me all these, but I really dont think that MR regime initiated proper investigation of those heinous crimes. This has now become a joke for them.

                You mentioned above that I have been fighting for the rights of Tamils. May be right at the moment, we all have to fight against familial rule of Rajapakshes. Most known to me are against their politics. I cant imagine the way GLP and the like hang on to Rajapakshe though he is blood related. I have not supported party politics in SL, but this time, I have the feeling JVPers are the ones that win the hearts and minds of right thinking people.
                Hope very much the current results would shine a light that injustice will not govern forever.

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                  u must be kidding ? in West skin colour does not matter ? well to an extent if you have the right accent I suppose u can be more comfortable. but all surveys done in WEST show that unemployment is higher among “others” and they are discriminated systemically, but not openly. That is why they have laws against racial discrimination as there is such lot of that going on. I agree its getting less with world becoming more cosmopolitan.

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                    In America , Asian Americans (a catergory that includes South Asians) have the lowest unemployment and high average income.

                    There are Affirmative Action programs to counteract some of the past and present discrimination against historically oppresed groups in America.

                    In India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka racism, casteism and sectarianism is the norm and groups who were historically oppressed still have it pretty rough. In the Far-East, the Chinese greatly control the economies in South East Asia and are racist against the darker skinned South East Asians. Koreans and Japanese are also famous for being racist against dark skinned people.

                    For the most part Indians/Sri Lankas/other subcons have it very good in America. As far as racism goes, the US is a far better place for dark skinned South Asians than India or Pakistan.

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                    How many years you lived on the west ?

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                      Nearly 25 years.

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                    West is not just limited to UK whose economy today is not far different from that of fallen Greece, Spain, Portugal and the like countries. I know ENGLISHMEN would reluctantly return to their home country realizing the current situation in the UK.
                    To come to your point based on skin colour -what matters is the reaction of majority folks. I really dont think that skin colour will stand on your way if your profile fits with their requirements; exception: single cases are seen everywhere. Recalling what Thrisantha added few months ago, unlike in the home countr.

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                Pardon, to respond to your question, whether I appreciate the way LTTE terror was eleminated from the country: I am, but if avalanche of innocient civilians lost their lives in the tail end of the war, I am totally against whoever it did. What matters is the lives of human beings. We cant be proud of anyone that have killing tactics in the elemination of terror. I personally believe, any leader could do so, if their ideologies were that radical (meaning- I have still doubt about the war end causualties, I really do). And we observe the way how the very same administration have been handling issues in the post war senarios. There, to be honest, none of us can be proud of them. Had 17AMD implemented to the prevailing constitution, they would have achieved a lot on the line of PROGRESS IN HR. To have 18AMD passed instead, and strengthened their aribtory rights, are no means acceptable. Today the word -Impunity is common to locals, than guarding justice.

              • 2
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                This is good.

                Unlike DJ, you add your own thoughts about MR regime.
                That is great. DJ to tell something to lanken TV and media but to add totally different ideas onto CT <—–AS I read somewhere else, almost like he has been playing with us readers on CT. His credibilty has gone down to the level of Mervin the vermin to this day. He has not yet confirmed about what C news published about him on the 25th.

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            Gonwasso, not just 10, but 23 have voted with “yes”. It is just one less than the double of voters with “no”. Is this not a clear sign that Jarapakshes kind of politics have no anyone´s praise. Nor would he ever win the hearts and minds of locals if he continues with the impunity promotions of daily order as it is the case for today. Did not you read how much of brutal election related violence were the case this time. That Buruthadiya – Gonmanpila abusing the people´s funds resounds nothing is wrong with the current administration, no govt in the world would do better. Gonmanpila should be blood related to Ghanasara and Jarapakshes. Else, nothign like that could come from anyone mouthpiece. After doing the greater mistake, even today, he has not accepted his mistake to have invited GOtabaya- professional murderer to hold public speeches for the support of Gonmanpila.

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            eusense,

            Gon Wassa – Annesley Malawana

            “Kageda Gon Wassa, mage Kumburata Bassa.”

            Whose stupid calf is that that came to my paddy field?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyS30F_Nh4U

            Uploaded on Sep 4, 2008
            Another classic sri lankan song

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              Clarence Wijewardhana’s
              ” Kageda Gonwassa ‘s, Sirimal got the ‘Yes’ ward from Manika”.

              But Our Gonwassa “G L PEE Risk” could not get any Word from Manike, Madame Navaneetham Pillai’s.

              Even other Parliament Jester, Clown tried to do romance with Madame Navaneetham Pillai’s.

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            Nosense,

            Sri Lanka lost by 11 votes (23-12). There is a huge difference between voting ‘NO’ and abstaining. Go back to grade 2 and learn your basic arithmetic. No wonder when educated GL is making the same mistake, uneducated nosense can be excused.

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              He is not making an innocent mistake, it is a calculated and deliberate attempt to mislead the Sinhala masses . He is scared that the Sinhala masses will start to question the competency of him and the Mara regime.

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          Peiris forgot to take his Tablet.

          Educated but a moron punk.

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      Dear Dr. G.L. Peris.

      RE: Sri Lanka In Fact Won – G.L. Peiris

      “The most educated member of the Rajapaksa regime with a doctorate from Oxford, External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L Peiris says that the voting tally at the UN Human Rights Council on the resolution against Sri Lanka was “23 for, and 24 against.” Talking to the State run Daily News from Hambanthota where the Foreign Minister was located while the vote in Geneva was taking place on 27th March, the erudite Minister says that “the outcome of the vote on the U.S sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Commission reflects that more countries are against the U.S at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.”

      Dr. Peris, do you think Sri Lankan’s have no common sense, have low IQ and all are modayas? Amarasiri is of the opinion that there are quite a few Sri Lankans who fall outside this category.

      So, the human rights violations by the US turned out to be an advantage for Sri Lanka in the voting along with all those who violate human rights. It is like the Devils Club. Devil will vote for the devil. Dr. Paris, the issue is whether or not Sri Lanka committed WAR CRIMES, that can only be ascertained by finding the facts. Sri Lanka has been hiding the facts. That is the issue. Can you count? Yes, you can be a shill, but there is no need to expose your stupidity, just because you are a shill.

      Yes. This is your interpretation of the vote Sri Lanka=24 Opponents=23

      If it is cricket match, all those who were voting were umpires, on the Bowling, the Results will look like below.

      Abstention + No votes = 12 + 12 = 24 – Yes votes 23 = 1

      Good Ball: Voting For Sri Lanka = 12

      Bad Ball: Voting Against SL = 23

      No Ball: * Absent and No Show Up) 12

      Sri Lanka for Good Ball = 12

      Bad Ball and No Ball, ( Against SL) =23 + 12 = 35.

      Final Tally: Against Sri Lanka: = 35

      For Sri Lanka = 12.

      Dr. Peris, please talk to your Third grade teacher on your arithmetic. She can help you. If not, go to any school and ask for the third grade math teacher,

    • 8
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      “Should be conferred the Nobel prize for arts” ….

      Con art?

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      [Edited out]

      Out of the “no vote” 12 countries, except few all other states do the same with Human rights. So we have got their support – they even actively support the MR regime asking to continue so. But not a single country with highly held democratic values has supported the regime. This is what UNP MP added studying the vote results.

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      He get his figures checked by RB Governor Cabral.

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        @len
        Your statement should be corrected as follows,
        Figures checked by CB Governor Cabral and approved by Madamula Mahinda Rajapaksha.

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          Lapatiya Please accept my apology you are so correct I left out a vital link in the chain.

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      Ha, ha, ha…

      Even the Oxford educated GL Peris thinks Sri Lanka won the UN/US battle at Geneva for 2014!!! His mathematics is 12 ‘No’ plus 12 ‘abstain’, (12+12=24) is a count for SL and therefore 24 for SL Vs 23 for UN/US. So, SL won the battle at Geneva for 2014, CHEERS!

      Irrespective of educated or uneducated, all the Sinhalayas are Kavum kana Modayas. Both educated and uneducated think very similar, hardly any difference. May be the modayas must be celebrating with a bucket full of Kavum. Let them enjoy!!! Ignorance is bliss!!!

      23 countries supported the resolution, while 12 countries chose not to support it and the other 12 countries remained neutral. Abstentions are not counted. The fool cannot understand the difference between 23 ‘Yes’ and 12 ‘No’. He is adding the 12 abstentions to the losing side where as it should actually be added to the winning side. He thinks abstentions also amount to votes against the resolution, it is an indisputable fact that abstentions help a winning side, since resolutions at the UNHRC require only a simple majority to be adopted. Here it is 23 Vs 12, simple math, much more than simple majority.

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      Krishan Alexander:
      You are WRONG! G.L. Peiris should be conferred the Nobel Prize for MATHEMATICS!!

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      krishan alexander:
      You are WRONG! He should be conferred the Nobel for MATHEMATICS!

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    Facts are stubborn. Time to retire and meditate.

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      I understand the LTTE rump’s frustration … Geneva circus was not played according to the their script … Weak resolution, Australia backing SL, South Africa abstaining, India jumping out from the show at last moment …
      What a nightmare to the LTTE rump .. It’s not a surprise to see Tamil UNHRC commissioner Pillay is not happy..
      Her next job is under threat .. She is hoping to lead the inquiry .. She has no shame to lead it eventhough she is extremely biased to one side ..
      At the moment there is no funding to the investigation … LTTE rump has money …
      Tamilnet highly impressed by the Pillay’s work … Infact, it commended only Pillay … She must be proud about it! What a camp tobe in …

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      Safa

      This is what Dawn Dale March 29, 2014 at 3:27 am wrote:

      “SL has a reasonably educated populous, compared to other developing countries-“

      Would you agree with her?

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        SL’s populace is as blighted by superstition and religion as the rest of the SubCon.

        Sri Lankans like most other SubCons eschew rationalism in favor of moronic and illogical beliefs. This allows Swamis, Mullahs,Monks,Babas,politicians and media to manipulate the populace.

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    This I s how these educated modayas messed up this great country.

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      Who were the others before him? I can only think of Dr.N. M . Perera and Dr, Colvin R. de Silva. The uneducated and half-educated modayas were always in the majority regardless of communal identities. Even the PhD and DSc holders have always served under much less educated modayas and were rendered modayas with time.

      Dr.RN

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        Narendran,
        You calling yourself a Dr. do you really believe that there is not an element of truth to what he is saying? I forgive these other posters here but not you!

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          Pieris is engaging in spin.

          To claim 24 countries were against the US is an outright lie.

          23 countries supported the US resolution
          12 countries opposed the resolution
          12 countries abstained.

          Abstained is not = opposing the resolution. Pieris claiming this, is outright lying.

          Abstained is simply Abstained, It is neither support nor opposition to the resolution.

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        If GLPs logic is to please MR, how about using the same logic
        with MRs Presidential Elections – the result will obviously
        make GLP purge one more!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

        As I wrote many moons ago and still believe education has nothing to do with wisdom.

        Sri Lankan state in a mess.

        On the face of the resolution it appears harmless however if you read between the lines you will see collectively all sorts of possibilities exists, its like a sword of Damocles hanging over clan’s head.

        This is an intrusive resolution.

        My worry is that when the clan goes down, its going to take the country and people with it.

        When the chips are down you would also see rats jumping ships.

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      Mind you this modaya addressed Anton Balasingham as “Rt Hon Balasingham” at a fully packed overseas press conference. You can imagine what this modaya has in his skull.

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        Real Peace,

        “You can imagine what this modaya has in his skull.”

        Is he a modaya or a shill?

        My take is that he is a shill, acting as a modaya on behalf of the regime.

        Have you heard of Janatha Dhanapla? Birds (shills )of the same feather. It is their assignment, job.

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        Very soon the nutty professor will be addressing Sajin Vaas as “Rt. Honourable Sir”!!

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    Ah he thinks it works just like how elections in SL work! If some voters didn’t turn up, we’ll cast their votes to the government! Likewise, in Geneva abstentions are actually votes FOR GOSL!

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      Absolute truth!! May be this is how to days ballots will be counted!!!
      It is high time Peiris retired and enjoy rest of his days smelling the roses or looking after the grand kids. He is not fit enough to help them in their education especially Maths!! May be Math was not his forte all the time or may he suffering from Alzheimer. He may be asked to go on retirement by his king, who knows!!

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      This should be in the past.
      Today, it is not easy to do that kind of frauds. I believe.

      Anyway, I have no idea about how voting is carried out in srilanka. Today´s technolgy has made any country to hold elections free fair is what I feel.

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    Most educated but easily manipulated by cheap tricks applied by Rajapakshe oligarchs. So the education only harm us here.
    Now the interpretation is that they won.

    We all know how the man interpreted the unconsitutional impeachment in the history – which was the one against Dr. SB, but carried out by MR administration. None of these men have rights to go beyond the bakapanditha buruwa – the man who destroyed the nation-none other than Jarapakshe

    India’s abstention in the voting has nothing to do with progress of diplomacy between two countries. Recalling the way how India did not even take part in the last CHOGEM only because hosting nation was Srilanka.

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    No vote means no support for either ,,does not mean supprt for sri lanka ,,, what fool he does know how to interpret such a simple thing!!! he must be re-tarded mantally tired professor

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    He must thank God that he is lucky that he was not made to soil his pants this time. Bensen

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    Last time too, I am not sure, GL Peiris or Nimal Siripala de silva came out with a similar arithmetical calculation and came up with the conclusion that we won. These people though educated are seated in their brains.

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    We cannot blame him! I am sure post-graduate studies in law and publications in law journals, do not require a good grounding in statistical analysis. He should learn at least now that an abstention cannot be counted for either a yes or no vote. Abstentions indicate that some countries decided to sit on the fence, because of considerations other than the issues pertaining to Sri Lanka in the resolution. Prof. G. L. Pieris who we expected to be the epitome of a high calibre politician, has unfortunately descended to become the epitome of the typical politicians we have. The Tamil proverb that translates as ‘ the calf will also eat excreta if reared with the pigs’ seems to describe this sad phenomenon quite well.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      But do you think that candidates like GLP (I guess his Doctorate was in LAW ?) are easy to get on with majority modayas in the bunch ?
      I myself cant get on with my colleagues that have totally different strategies in terms of common tasks. This should be common to many, I guess. I am speechless here :(

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      Narendran,
      I am disappointed on you. Did you say you are a Peradeniya graduate? It is a bad name for me too!

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      I think there is huge difference in this times vote. Lot of LTTE agenda has come into light. Especially with that TNA lady refering to tamil elaam in her speech in Geneva – showing the world the double games our TNA politicians are playing, while getting paid by the Gov but really working to divide the country. Lot of countries are not happy with the resolution. Of course neither are they happy with our Gov. That India abstained is a very big boost to SL. Asia stood together, with Australia issuing a statement it is very clear. it clearly gives a message to the West. It is a diplomatic victory of sorts for SL no doubt. the Speech by Pakistan says it all.

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      DR RN,

      Is GLP giving a different definition for democracy?
      If he apply the same argument, murderer rajapkse has lost the recent elections and elections in the past!!!!

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        At least one person agrees with me.
        According to GL Peiris Theory on Voting at UN in Geneva Govt has Lost Elections here as 40%Voted Against and 35%Abstained from Voting-Kabir Hashim – http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/29126

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    Now one thing is left for the king kakille , our Oxford qualified Geneva loss Peiris along with his comrade Thunmulle Google Mudiyansilage Modawansa can start a new UN body for the Asian & African continent , in order to show our solidarity , let us start it off by signing a 20 million signature campaign from sri Lanka and pass it over to Swaziland to continue , since our King kakille is the head of CHOGM , he can be appointed as the UN secretary General for the time being !

    in the the meantime Modawansa & the other bala senas can take the initiative to show SL people’s displeasure by starting another “bali Thovil” in front of all the western embassies and then proceed to a fast unto death circus !

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      Srilal@,

      years long publications and academic accomplishments at Oxford seems help little if an administration fails the basics.
      This is not the first time, that GLP ´s performance ended up in this way.
      May be his vulnerability to get abused by MR tricks is dominant in his person. Else, I cant see any reason this kind of academic to further support power greedy stupid leader like MR.
      MR has clearly shown that his strategies will never help with diplomatic relations that his predecessors maintained all over the decades. Only with China he would get on .. but how many more months years ?

      Thunmulle Wimale spoke to the nation yesterday sending the message: hopen not his rhetorics filled with blatant lies on Genevea Resolutions will affect on today´s election results.

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        Sirimal,

        As i ‘ve repeatedly stated , king Kakkille is in an extremely vulnerable position where he can’t afford to lose the power , which he & his family $ cronies dearly hanging on , under any circumstances ! if the 17 th Amendment is forced to implement and CBK/Ven Sobitha combo were to contest the Presidential election ,then that would be the end of MR era.

        not only rejecting the latest resolution but also blocking the entrance into the country is the only option which MR has got under his sleeves right now , as for GL , he is just another power greedy character who has no values or principles , he is just a puppet, that’s all.

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    He shows the world , there is no limitations to ” bum sucking” and nothing else. Esto perpetua and shame on you sir.

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    G L PEE RISK Malli;

    It is said;
    “Prof. Gamini Lakshman Peiris,
    the legal luminary, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford graduate, Dean of the Colombo Law Faculty and the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo”,

    You are Not a Practically experienced Man,
    and a Lotus Eater from affluent family.
    You have said;
    “therefore Sri Lanka has apparently in fact won the battle of Geneva”.

    Any your type of Buffalos of lotus-eaters will understand and will second it.
    and that woman, ex president Chandrika was not there, you are just a blood sucking Lawyer only!

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      luckily I could not go to Oxford University, or to St Thomas or.

      Otherwise My Bassar Gang would have said;
      “You Are like That For ring minister, Dumb G L PEE RISK”.

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        You are cool, Amare.
        We the lankens have been betrayed by these idiots.
        Hope atleast a sign would be given by today´s elections. I am fed up of lanken politics TODAY and decided not to return to the country. Earlier I thought ours is a great country, we must return and do our best in devleoping process of the country. But today, I feel where there is impunity is governing, I will have no chance to face the life. I thank to EU countries, and enjoy high democractic values.

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    Though… Shame on “abstentionists” :(
    I don’t understand why, in UN, politics and trade take precedence over human rights :(

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      “|I don’t understand why, in UN, politics and trade take precedence
      over human rights :(|”

      ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂

      “lo barato sale caro; es muy caro!

      The rich always “run”;
      the rich always win;
      the rich always have power;
      the rich always get the best;
      and, most of all,
      the rich always break their promises
      to the poor fools who voted for them.

      ◕`’`▂▂▂ ◕`’`◕

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        ◕ Sick Old [glp_gas]Guy – Sh*ts & Spits ◕

        Kerry means KOKO – [Keep on Keeping on]◕‿◕
        Heinz means Beans。‿ 。
        Beans means Heinz 。‿。

        ◕ Stem to Stern ◕

        O:-)

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    Shame on you Mr GL… You are supposed to be a professor? We if there were 12 abstentions.It doesn’t mean that they supported SL..Now these guys have to say something..Go on keep saying what you wanna say…You/ and your can’t fool Sri Lankans any more.World is watching you now…

    Looks like history is going to repeat (Iraq,Libya ) and its on its way to SL…My only concern is innocent Sri Lankans.Clock is ticking mr GL Peries..Just do what they say and don’t be stubborn

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    Shame on you Mr GL… You are supposed to be a professor? Well if there were 12 abstentions.It doesn’t mean that they supported SL..Now these guys have to say something..Go on keep saying what you wanna say…You/ and your stupid government can’t fool Sri Lankans any more.World is watching you now…

    Looks like history is going to repeat (Iraq,Libya ) and its on its way to SL…My only concern is innocent Sri Lankans.Clock is ticking mr GL Peries..Just do what they say and don’t be stubborn

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    One 0f the most educated fools in Sri Lanka. A buffalo whose tail has been clipped by his boss.

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    USA attacks UNHRC over 5 anti-Israel resolutions passed 46 to 1!!!

    America was the sole country to vote against five anti-Israel resolutions with the UNHRC approved on Friday afternoon as it met in Geneva at the close of its 25th session.

    Four of the five resolutions attacked Israel’s treatment of Palestinians over the pre-1967 lines and were approved 46 to 1.

    The fifth resolution that dealt with Israel’s continued presence on the Golan Heights, and its treatment of the Syrian population that lives there, passed with the approval of 33 nations. There were 13 abstentions and one vote against it.

    “We are deeply troubled once again to be presented with a slate of one sided resolutions that undermine efforts to make progress in the negotiations,” said Paula Schriefer, who heads the US Delegation to the UNHRC.

    “Only Israel, a vibrant and open democracy, received such treatment,” Schriefer said.”
    -jpost

    How true about SL!! USA repeatedly attacks SL at the UNHRC but when others bring 5 RESOLUTIONS against Israel and pass it USA gets spikes up its arse.

    GOOD FOR THEM!!

    Karma! Karma!

    5 times karma!!

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      US foreign policy has been based on bullying for the last 65 years? “Either you do what we say, or we’ll use proxy forces to invade or occupy your country” has been their motto. They took war from one country to another. Panama, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan are only some. They invaded Somalia on a humanitarian basis. They bombed Yugoslavia to divide it to pieces. How many millions of civilians the US must have killed? When they can’t wage war or bomb they use economic sanctions to bully vulnerable and weaker economies.

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        mechanic

        “US foreign policy has been based on bullying for the last 65 years? “

        US bullying goes back to much earlier period, at least since 1823,known as Monroe Doctrine. Gunboat diplomacy exists since 1850.

        “When they can’t wage war or bomb they use economic sanctions to bully vulnerable and weaker economies.”

        US bullies only the vulnerable or weak countries. Therefore Sri Lanka has nothing to worry about US.

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          Native Veddah,

          This, USA was the problem created by Napoleon by selling the Louisiana Territory. The French are real experts at screwing things up.World War 1, World War 2, Indo-China, Algeria etc. (They allowed the British to Screw up India and Sri Lanka.)

          By the way, did the native Veddah sell their land to the para-Sinhala and para-Tamil Kalla-Thonis and Hora-Oru or Illegal boats?

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase

          The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane “Sale of Louisiana”) was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km2) of France’s claim to the territory of Louisiana. The U.S. paid 50 million francs ($11,250,000) plus cancellation of debts worth 18 million francs ($3,750,000), for a total sum of 15 million dollars (around 4 cents per acre[1]) for the Louisiana territory ($236 million in 2013 dollars, less than 42 cents per acre).[2][3] The Louisiana territory encompassed all or part of 15 present U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The land purchased contained all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska; parts of Minnesota that were west of the Mississippi River; most of North Dakota; most of South Dakota; northeastern New Mexico; northern Texas; the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Continental Divide; Louisiana west of the Mississippi River, including the city of New Orleans; and small portions of land that would eventually become part of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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            Amarasiri

            “By the way, did the native Veddah sell their land to the para-Sinhala and para-Tamil Kalla-Thonis and Hora-Oru or Illegal boats?”

            No, my ancestors only wanted to help the asylum seeking economic refugees. Perhaps our open door humanitarian efforts were misused by by the Paras.

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    If GL Peiris can count the countries abstained from voting as YES votes for SL, then the opposition also can count the 12 abstained countries as YES votes for them, then we can analyse the final tally as 23 + 12 = 35 and for SriLanka 12. +12 = 24 . Under this method SL has lost by11 votes.
    Peiris is an educated fool and try to prove that he knows every thing. Thanks for his intelligence and the superior knowledge he managed to scuttle the Peace negotiations as the Chief Negotiator. Otherwise Prabakaran is running the North & East now, no Geneva.

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    Please do not insult buffaloes. It would be
    better to have one of them as the External
    Affairs Minister than this lunatic G.L.
    Peiris.

    Does he think that all Sri Lankans would believe
    his gobbledegook?

    Of course there will be one or two like the Daily
    News Editor, Kota Rajpal Abeynaike, the Pin Adi
    King.

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    GLP is a [Edited out]. These shoes are made for walking and MR will walk all over you

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    It is shame that a highly educated Gamini Lakshman Peiris born to Glanville Peiris sitting in a cabinet of criminals like Mahinda Rajapakse, Karuna Amman, and Doglus Devanda. He is part of a regime that took away the fundamental rights of a Chief Justice unlawfully. He is part of a regime that killed number of journalists like Lasantha and Human rights activists including Parliamentarian Raviraj. He is part of a regime that continuously deny the right of rule of law in this island. He continuously changed chairs and become an opportunistic. He has no policy on rule of law or justice or human rights. In my assessment he is much worse than Gotapaya Rajapakse and Karuna Amman in terms of humanity. He is high on LIE and Cheat. That is by Mahinda Rajapakse called him as brainless in a recent cabinet meeting.

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      His is the best example that education alone will not help any person to decide for his future. This is the sad truth.

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    Most of the asian countries do not like to vote for UN rights council case like in Sri Lanka sine in the future similar referanse Can be Made to validate cases in their countries.

    The equality, security to all individuals, sharing wealth and just legal system are pillars of our modern socity.

    The countries who voted and did not vote may have reasons not to vote based on their human rights track records.

    The core story lies behind how to tackle protest, violence and civil disorder by goverments, Can goverments use methods which are totaliterian methods and legal systems are sett a side based on achiving goals based on power and relations between a Club of countries .

    Again Hon G L Peiris a learned man, politician, a Sri Lankan with a asian background wanting to folllow the kings law and wonder What is his teaching to coming generations from law faculty in Sri Lanka.

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    GL is the symbol of an Educated Fool! If his argument of counting the votes is correct, then President Rajapakse cannot be the President as the total number of voters who did not vote and those who voted for other candidates are higher. Similarly UPFA cannot be the ruling party as the opposition votes plus non voters count are higher. So what is he smoking. Educated Fools like GLP is the reason why Sri Lanka has gone to dogs! These guys should be kicked out of their seats and balance minded people should take over their positions.

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      Had he been in academia if not local but UK or so, he could have done a good job to entire world than mingled with low level idiots being part of UPFA:

      May be his brain cells have wandered to somewhere else not being able to see it clearly. UPFA deserve only criminal minded idiots to promote their MR strategies. There they have enough people than ones like GLP. This is the reason why Prof. RW stays somewhat quiet these days. If all these personalities would listen to their conscience – they could really do lot more to the nation/international communiteis.

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        Writing valuable publications or any kind of his contributions should long have been stopped due to his political carrier. It is actually a great loss someone like him to waste his valuable time for MR politics. If he could deliver a great service, at the end of the day he could feel very happy, as Germany´s Bundeskanzeler Dr. Helmut Kohl felt after his great efforts joined former western and eastern Germanies to a single nation -today´s United Germany.

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    “UN Human Rights Council on the resolution against Sri Lanka was:
    “23P for, and 24 against [12C+12A].”|`

    Run over by owner, GL Peiris tells nation that he does not
    agree with himself, and is perplexed about his own conclusion.
    Thick As Pig Sh*t..◕`’`

    Every positive value has its price in negative terms…◕`’`

    The genius of GL Peiris leads to loss of face at Human Rights Council.◕`’`

    The Club the FM’s ▂▂▂ ◕`’`◕

    Cambridge FM(I) + Oxford FM(Sl) were drowned by Yale & Harvard objectivity.

    you’re on your own;

    fatale,fatale,fatale,fatale ▂▂▂ ◕`’`◕

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    We are only too familiar with that old saying about lies, damned and statistics to be surprised with GLP’s attempt to put a brave face on the voting at the UNHRC. One cannot fault his arithmetic but the fact of the matter is that for all practical purposes the resolution against SL was passed.

    But there is one aspect of this resolution which I think is very unsatisfactory. It deals with more than one substantial item in the one resolution. This is not a good thing. The resolution agrees, (a) that an investigation be carried out and (b) by the UN Commissioner for HR. Now, there will have been some countries that will have been happy with agreeing with (a) but not (b). However, because both matters are dealt with in the one resolution those countries had to either vote for the resolution or against it. This is not satisfactory.

    It would seem to me that the great brains at the UNHRC are clueless about the elementary rules governing the drafting of a good Resolution.

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    Two spin Doctors (GL & DJ Company) screwed up, ever thing for Sri Lanka at Geneva on 27 March.DJ at the beginning and GL at the end.

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    Would G.L. Pieris even dare to make such a statement to a foreign language press?

    He can make such ludicrous statements to local Sri Lankan pro government press because he won’t be challenged on it and he can have some confidence the locals won’t realize the spin he is engaging in.

    This is nothing but spin designed to fool the Sinhala masses. G.L. Pieris and MaRa does not want the Sinhala masses to know how much their government has screwed things up.

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    So, there is also nothing wrong in saying, according to this good professor’s perverse logic and reason, that the abstensions may be counted as “yes” vote. What a twisted logic from this person. He thinks the whole word is sleeping.

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    Prof. Pieris

    “The resolution has not gained the support of the Asian region whereas 33 of the 36 countries that co-sponsored the resolution are from Europe.”

    This phenomenon is documented in Human Rights as “Asian Values”. A purview of the Asian Human Rights violation cases and HR stance would show that it is hard for Asians to understand the nuances of Human Rights.

    Highly educated as you are, it is time for you to go back to Oxford and start studying what was left out in your time: some Human Rights and Professional Ethics. These are now requirements in higher education.

    Or you could ask your St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia’s Warden about: “Who will cast the first stone?”. Him that has no sin alone can cast stones. May be that is why the Asian Countries dropped their stones against Sri Lanka.

    Or may be they abstained because of their Buddhist heritage we too boast of and could not vote no in good conscience:
    Refrain from killing living things that breathe.
    Refrain from stealing.
    Refrain from unchastity (sensuality, sexuality, lust).
    Refrain from incorrect speech.

    Thus for so many reasons an abstention could be a yes as well Sir. Surely pure logic grants that.

    But then you sound, like all of the other highly educated in power in Sri Lanka, that a heavy head crushes out the heart, where resides the human soul.

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    Aside from the schooling side and the acquisition of degrees, whether by dint of scholarly learning and effort (not by bribe or unfair advantage or plagiarising the work of others), Education is also defined as the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. It should follow then, that a well-eductaed person should be an example to those who come after him/her and serve as a teacher to the next generation.

    I struggle therefore to place this slime-ball of a two-faced serpent, pursed lips and all, among the category of the ‘educated’.

    Be that as it may, he is also such a deceitful skunk in once again trying to hoodwink those amongst us with his creative and fuzzy arithmetic. How can he attribute the votes of those who abstained to the side of those who voted ‘No’? As one enlightened person has said in these columns, if this were to hold good more widely, his (current) lord and master, the Medamulana Maha Horapakse would have lost the Presidential election, as he polled less votes than the sum of those polled by his opponents AND those who abstained!!

    Educated, my butt – he deserves to rot in the dustbin of history, as time will no doubt demonstrate.

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