18 May, 2022


Sri Lanka To Lodge Protest Against UNHRC Chief Pillay

Colombo: Sri Lanka will officially protest against UNHRC chief Navi Pillay, accusing her of violating her mandate over adoption of a resolution that censured Colombo on its rights record during the war against Tamil rebels.

The nation’s protest against Pillay is to be based on the role she and her staff played in adopting the resolution against Sri Lanka in late March, according to a report in the ‘Daily Mirror’ here today.

Navi Pillay

The resolution had criticised Sri Lanka over its rights accountability front during the three-decade-long civil war and urged the country to work towards expeditious implementation of the recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

Another part of the resolution requires the UN High Commissioner to submit a report on the measures taken by the government to address human rights issues, to its session scheduled for March next year.

In a related development, External Affairs Ministry sources had said Ambassador Tamara Kunanayagam, a Tamil, who spearheaded the unsuccessful Sri Lankan campaign to try and defeat the resolution has protested against an alleged move to transfer her to a posting elsewhere.

According to the paper, Kunanayagam in her letter to External Affairs GL Peiris had said if she were to be removed from Geneva, those who point to discrimination of the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka would feel vindicated.

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    ….The UNHCR should know that Navi Pillay couldn’t be IMPARTIAL to preside in proceedings against SL…. its a shame that the SL govt. also rushed, tried & failed to use a SL dravidian to head its defense relying on seeking sympathy with the International Community that we do employ ’em to ‘work’ for us….. Damn Shame on our Leadership….. how careless eh ?… Perhaps the Leadership reckons that the SL Aid Club and the International Community are gonna feel sympathetic towards the poor people in the country and not going to freeze AID, Trade and ‘their’ local Bank accounts, trips to fun islands etc….

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      Ralf, What our society needs is not any tactics to cheat IC or others to get aid, we need a real reconcilliation. We have to heal our wounds

      Dravidian and Arian priciples does not exist anymore

      According to GENOM project 89% of the sinhalese genes are dravidian origin. They are not arians. This is a saga, created by buddhist monks

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    And our Tamara, can work out some docs before leaving to South America

    Navi Pillai is unique, has a strong character and recognized worldwide by all HR activists

    Tamara has no profile and SL is well known for war crimes and HR violations

    According to this Tamara there are and there were no ethnic issues in Sri Lanka and we had only a terrorist issue.

    She understood nothing about this Sinhalese Buddhist Chuvinistic Philosophy behind this politics

    Suddenly she plays the weeping tamil woman in diplomatic servies

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