5 December, 2021

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UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Delegation Arrives In SL Today

A delegation representing the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) is due to arrive in Sri Lanka for a three-day visit today, during which the team is also scheduled to visit Jaffna.

CTED Executive Director Jean Paul Laborde

CTED Executive Director Jean Paul Laborde

The team that is headed by CTED Executive Director Jean Paul Laborde is to achieve three main objectives as per the request of the Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee. This visit occurs against the backdrop of a series of tragic incidents that occurred as a result of religious extremism created by several groups such as the BBS that have been described as terrorist groups as well as claims by the government regarding attempts to revive the LTTE.

The three main objectives of the delegation that are to be met in their visit to SL are:

-Assessing Sri Lanka’s implementation of the provisions of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) – adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter , it  addresses threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts-  including the ratification and implementation of international instruments against terrorism as well as international cooperation in these matters

– Recommending areas in which Sri Lanka would eventually benefit from receiving technical assistance;

– Addressing measures put in place by Sri Lanka to implement Security Council resolution 1624 (2005) that calls upon States to enhance dialogue and take all necessary measures to counter incitement of terrorist acts motivated by extremism and intolerance.

The delegation is to meet several government officials  and are due to stress on the importance of defeating terrorism not simply by military, law enforcement or judiciary decisions but also through constructive dialogue with communities.

Members of the delegation include counter-terrorism experts from CTED focusing on legislation, law enforcement and countering violent extremism as well as representatives of the UN office on drugs and crime and INTERPOL.

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    CTED Executive Director Jean Paul Laborde

    UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Delegation Arrives In SL Today

    “A delegation representing the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) is due to arrive in Sri Lanka for a three-day visit today, during which the team is also scheduled to visit Jaffna.”

    “extremism created by several groups such as the BBS that have been described as terrorist groups as well as claims by the government regarding attempts to revive the LTTE.”

    So, would you investigate Sri Lanka state Terrorism as well?

    What about Ethnic Cleansing. Would you investigate that too, from 1990?

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    There is not much this overpaid mob of layabouts can contribute to counter-terrorism in/from Sri lanka. Sri Lankan political/military leadership have clearly demonstrated how to deal with murderous and racist terrorists. There is much to learn from Sri Lankan experience for minimal colateral damage with neutralising of terrorism. Even the exaggerated figures hatched by terrorist cheer squads seem more than acceptable in comparison to the casualty figures in Iraq, Afghanistan (2 million plus) clocked by US and her allies (UK …).

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    We are caput! Our national sovereignty is challenged! We simply cannot allow this! Where is our saviour the one and only national saviour Wimal weerawansa? Teach them a good lesson! Hit the buggers with our great history book Mahaawansa and chase them out. Now is the moment for you to perform your ” Sanvaasa” unto death!

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    a birdie whispers that our very own K A Sumanasekera will be the tour guide for this delegation from UN,Im sure athak Sumane will entertain them with some good native booze and mesmerise them with Vellala yarns ;-)

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      Peace Lover, good one on our own wonderful genius KA Sumanasekeram. The driver for the delegation will be Ella Kolla and the cook will be David Blacker.

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        but can Ella Kolla drive thats the question ;-),David Blacker of course can cook well im sure

        also please include jim softly as the liaison officer for the team

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    It is all ever so convoluted. The state of Sri Lanka are the terrorists. They use BBS to terrorise the Muslims and the Christians. They are using the army in the north to terrorise the Tamils. So Laborde has nothing better to do but party at the expense of the hapless tax payer.

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    I suggest the Government stops all forms of torture and starts using water boarding and open its own Guantanamo prison with the brutal force feeding of suspects. That way the Americans will approve of us won’t they?

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    Hey Taraki, you are one to comment and criticise me on another string eh!!! You are a fellow who supports torture is deeply wounded by my choice of words. Torturing most times innocent people is something you condone, but harsh words are a problem. You too can join Sumanasekeram and other racists and take a very long swim in the pacific ocean.

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