14 October, 2019

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Video: The Fight For Sri Lanka – Gordon Weiss At ANU

Gordon Weiss, a veteran journalist and UN official for two decades, was firmly entrenched in the Sri Lanka conflict as spokesperson for the UN in Colombo. He was a close observer as, in just four months in 2009, tens of thousands of civilians perished along with the last of the Tamil Tigers.

His account unravels the compelling history which lead up to that horrific moment, revealing the truth of those tragic events.

His perspective was forged over two decades as a journalist, aid worker, and international civil servant in numerous notorious hotspots such as Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Kosovo, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Sudan. After studying law, history, politics, military strategy, anthropology, philosophy and literature he acquired an MA in International Relations with a focus on security.

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uzRNl8NByo

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    He is revealing the truth as a keen observer, the truth will always prevail no matter what.

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    This man received ….

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    Let’s not try to kill the messenger because we dislike his message. I feel his dicourse is a balanced objective view with a goal of long term harmony in the Island. Probably that’s why he is unable to satisfy the radical expectations of both communities.

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    A good plausible & independent overview of what actually happened from one who was actually there watching, in an official position.
    I feel that he has more to divulge,but did not.

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    Why was the UN removed from the War Theatre by MR? Why did the UN meekly obey MR’s orders to leave the North? It is difficult to imagine how the Americans and the Indians who pressurised former UNP govts. in their attempt to arrest the LTTE and in this instance keeping quiet allowing MR to do anything.

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