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What The Hell Can Sri Lanka Do If The UN Staffers Did Not Want To Carry Out Their Job? – Asks President’s Media Head

By Colombo Telegraph

“What the hell can Sri Lanka do if the UN staffers did not want to carry out their job? asks Lucien Rajakarunanayake, Director, Policy Research & Information (PIRU), Presidential Secretariat.

Lucien

That is just one question, the other important one is what the hell were they doing, if  without reporting any so-called or alleged intimidations to Ban Ki-moon and  so many of his other officers and associates in the UN, and other UN bodies,  who were frequent visitors to Sri Lanka at the time?   Or even reveal these soon after they left the turns of duty in Sri Lanka? Why the hell did they not tell this story about themselves to the Darusman trio who were on a so-called fact finding probe about Sri Lanka’s defeat of terrorism for the same Ban Ki-moon?”  Lucien Rajakarunanayake further says.

Writing to Isalnd he says; “where are all these UN staffers now? Do they still hold the same positions or have they been promoted. If so it a payoff for being silent all this while, or is it a recognition of the good they did for themselves, as they now claim,  of making sure of their promotions by being silent? But how can Sri Lanka be blamed for these faults of the UN staffers in Colombo?”

We below reproduce his article in Full;

Who’s the hero in the BBC scandal? Come on, how do you get a hero in scandal? Do you mean the villain of the piece?

No, I mean the hero…we know that the main villain is the late Jimmy Saville, – Sir Jimmy, with knighthoods from the Queen of England and the Pope in Rome. How can you get a hero in a scandal as big as this – all about paedophilia, with two persons arrested already and police inquiries on 200 plus allegations?

Well it might surprise you, but one can have heroes even in such situations. There can be people who stand above others even in what must have been a hell hole of paedophilia and widespread child abuse.

They must be having to a lot of internal hunting to find such a hero in Bush House and other locations, especially when it now appears very clear that a helluva a lot of Jimmy Saville’s child abuse took place within the studios and other rooms of the BBC.  The hunt won’t be easy with his former colleagues, fellow paedophiles, and others who looked the other way when all of this took place, trying to hide themselves from the multiple probes that are now on.

Are you getting at this guy who resigned his top post in the BBC – the Director General, is it? Is he the great hero of the scandal?

If you mean George Entwistle, who was Director General for less than two months, you’ve got it all wrong. He appears to have done as well as Jimmy Saville from this scandal, looking at the huge payout of 1.3 million sterling that he walked away with. It’s not a bad price to get for a bow out, and have the Chair of the BBC Trust, Chris Patten stand beside him and say what a great job he has done.

But wasn’t that the proper thing for him to do in the face of such a big scandal that has rocked the BBC in all its ninety years of broadcasting, with that self-made and highly overrated image of trustworthiness and good reporting, transparency and accountability, tut, tut, tut..

It may look the right thing at first sight, but the truth is different. In fact it stinks even more than Jimmy Saville…

Now why do you say that?

Because, he did not throw in the towel with a great handshake because of Jimmy Saville’s paedophilia in and through the BBC, but because the BBC’s “flagship” programme “Newsnight”, that was once prevented from airing some uncomfortable facts about Saville, which he claimed he knew nothing about, had in a recent edition a made an allusion to a prominent Conservative politician about paedophilia.

You mean he did not resign because of what Jimmy Saville and his fellow “peodos” had done to children at the BBC, and other places such as children’s hospitals, but only because of a UK politician being drawn into the ugly picture?

Yes, wrongly drawn into it; very wrong indeed. “Newsnight” had quoted a former victim of child abuse who had not named, but apparently alluded to Tory peer Lord McAlpine, a close friend of Margaret Thatcher. He was not involved. The man who made the unnamed allegation admitted his error, and “Newsnight” carried an apology to Lord McAlpine. But, much more was needed. Thus, there was the show of the rolling head of the Director General, with a big cheque in his pocket, and the Chair of the BBC Trust praising him to high heaven. Very simply stated, this great gesture, as many referred to it, had nothing to do with Jimmy Saville and child abuse or the scandal that has clouded the BBC.  It only sought to salve the feelings of a Tory peer.

Then who then hell is the hero of the stinking scandal?

I thought you would have guessed it you watched or listened to BBC in the past week. Very simple it was Ban ki-moon, and none other.

You mean the Secretary General of the United Nations?

Yes, the same Ban Ki-moon, he is just now the hero of the BBC, the hero who has come to the aid of the not so transparent, not so trustworthy broadcasting house, to provide a smoke screen to hide its shame over Jimmy Saville.

And, how has this been done?

Very simple, a new UN Review of the work of the UN Staff in Sri Lanka in the early months of 2009, when you will recall the LTTE was being defeated here, was first leaked to the BBC, and later confirmed to the same BBC, by Ban Ki-moon. It said the UN Staff here had abandoned their duties of protecting the civilians in Sri Lanka’s north, during the final months and weeks and the battle against the LTTE.

So, how does this help the BBC to hide its own shame and lack of accountability etc?

Very easy, the BBC highlights what is said in this report, pointing accusing fingers at Sri Lanka, for allegedly intimidating UN staffers, to make them leave the north and live in the comfort of Colombo or elsewhere; not tarry in the north; and, as a result betrayed the people of the north to all the trials and tragedies of the defeat of terrorism.

What the hell can Sri Lanka do if the UN staffers did not want to carry out their job?

That is just one question, the other important one is what the hell were they doing, if  without reporting any so-called or alleged intimidations to Ban Ki-moon and  so many of his other officers and associates in the UN, and other UN bodies,  who were frequent visitors to Sri Lanka at the time?   Or even reveal these soon after they left the turns of duty in Sri Lanka?

Why the hell did they not tell this story about themselves to the Darusman trio who were on a so-called fact finding probe about Sri Lanka’s defeat of terrorism for the same Ban Ki-moon?

Very interesting; there s one more question I can think of.

What’s that?

Where are all these UN staffers now? Do they still hold the same positions or have they been promoted. If so it a payoff for being silent all this while, or is it a recognition of the good they did for themselves, as they now claim,  of making sure of their promotions by being silent?

But how can Sri Lanka be blamed for these faults of the UN staffers in Colombo?

That is what must be asked from the BBC, which has beaten all other news services to give the most prominent position to this report, full of video footage that is not in the report, but taken from other unverified and unsubstantiated allegations against Sri Lanka aired earlier by the BBC, Channel 4 and other places.

So what does Ban Ki-moon tell about all of this?

Not surprisingly, to the delight of the BBC, and others who think alike these days, he is suggesting an independent probe into what happened in Sri Lanka …

Her really does so?

Yes, but he forgets there is now one major “independent” source of evidence missing, because the UN staffers cannot vouch for anything they may say about what happened. So any probe will have to depend on the voices of the so-called “Tamil Diaspora” and others such as Gordon Weiss, who was a silent UN staffer who later write a book about what happened, keeping the “secrets” for copyright advantage, and a former BBC staffer who was here and is also making money from her own book about what is alleged to have taken place, but knew nothing of the cowardice and promotion hunger of UN staffers in Sri Lanka.

So how do you think Ban Ki-moon could best display his heroism in this situation.. We know he is not one for heroics, but the situation seems to demand it.

It’s Very simple, indeed. He should take a lesson from the BBC’s golden handshake Director General George Entwhistle, and resign. He must take all responsibility for the failure of his staffers, for their lack of accountability and transparency as he puts it, and throw in the UN towel. He is the CEO of the United Nations and the buck must stop with him.

He is sure to be given a handshake much, much bigger than what the BBC’s Director General or the UN Security Council may even refuse to accept his resignation. But it is up to him to make the offer.

What would BBC do then?

Well I believe they will make it another story to attack Sri Lanka on how we defeated the world’s most ruthless terrorists… but this nothing unusual from a broadcaster that is struggling to make people believe in its ever wearing veneer of credibility and trustworthiness, with the late Jimmy Saville by its side.

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    You said: A ” payoff” for (to be) being silent all this while,

    Lucien the pedo , . Persona;

    At least the BBC got the balls I mean the wherewithal to bring it to the lime light; where the heck were you are you???

    As they say in the US “Deal with it” ;)

    Abattoirs; Abattoirs; Abattoirs;

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      I do not know whether Lucien Rajakarunanayake remembers what he wrote in one of the Srilankan papers in 1983 : “Very soon we will be able to buy Karutha Kolumban, Kottai Kilangu and Palmyrah Toddy in the duty free shops in Colombo”

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      Chinkie

      would you ever you welcome economic sanctions against Sri Lanka that will hurt your Tamil brethren ?????
      Like to have a straight answer and not one conjured up in a psychedelic dream for that one

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        EmiloL:Quote”not one conjured up in a psychedelic dream for that one” Unquote

        EmiloL has a SMALL ‘UN…and a smaller ‘un. At any rate, the real Big ‘Un that will settle your hash is called the EU.

        Reason can Dream what Dreams cannot Reason.

        The voter Alas “90% have an IQ below 70%. Can you ever expect more than cardboard headings of tyrant rajapakistan?

        Therefore only the time tested method/recipe like the 1970/1977 “economic embargo Lanka wide” will be a catalyst for the voter to open its eyes and never vote for the “Uduran Kana Pakshya” ever again since the LTTE is dead.

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    modaya, un staff were prevented and threatened with physical violence by sri lankan state. what a load of bollocks you are talking about in your old age.

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      Foreign ministers of Britain and Sweden were in SL during the war’s climax. Even BAn visited here. Why were they silent then? Whole world media had focused on SL conflict to catch the news. Why were they silent then?

      After 3 years they are complaining. For me its more like an excuse given by a kid for a job not done.

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    Nobody asks Sri Lanka to do anything.. (Like Cover up).
    Now it is just time to admit and Hand Over the War Criminals..

    It is the UN, US and IC who have to act with honesty and courage and initiate War Crimes investigations, which should not be confused by the Yakkos as prosecution…

    Even UN Officials like Gordon Weiss and Vijay Nambiar should be fully investigated..

    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/leaked-un-report-says-it-failed-to-protect-civilians-in-sri-lanka/1046258

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      Should the next logical step by Western Standards of Responsibility,
      the UNSG tender his R E S I G N A T I O N?

      Let the successor carry forward the incompleted duties of the Honorable
      Post.

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    Where the hell you were when S. V. Kirubaharan replied to your article.
    REPLY TO LUCIEN RAJAKARUNANAYAKE
    WHY NOT A REFERENDUM ON KASHMIR-EELAM?

    You are opportunist.

    You write articles only if there is a request from Makinda or Gotabaya.

    If you have guts can you respond S. V. Kirubaharan’s reply to you.

    Lucien, you are nothing other than show case!

    You are boaster and your writings are outdated and 13th century style.

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      Kandiah, Your anger is making you incoherent. When did Kashmir become Eelam? Gota has better chance of getting the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize than a referendum on “Eelam” being carried out in SL. That particular question was settled after 30 years of bloodshed.

      Just listen to this idiot Graham Williamson whining and begging for the same referendum “…we need that UN-supervised referendum to give Tamils in Sri Lanka the chance of getting their Eelam.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9iRu9mzxS2k

      Some friendly advice: keep pressuring India for a referendum on Kashmir and link it to Eelam on every possible occasion. The Indians will love you even more than they did after the LTTE murdered Rajiv Gandhi.

      Prabha and the LTTE had their chance and they blew it. Get over it.

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        Prabha and the LTTE had their chance and they blew it. Get over it

        you r right mango, praba blew it all. He had brilliant chance ass hole blew it.now we are paying.End we will win..our freedom

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        Chal chal,gaup shup,

        Kashmiri racist Nehru wanted the subcontinent divided on religious lines to build his dynasty and retain it for ever.
        (When there is a lasting change in Indian politics Kashmir too would change politically- its all in the asking like Scotland the Referendum- by the ballot not for the gun, by the gun, with the gun, like the tyrant rajapakistan.)

        Therefore you see his daughter Indira and Jinnah father of Porkistan marrying the Indian refugees, Feroze Gandhi and Petit respectively.

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        Do you know any knowldge of politics?

        You advice your Buddhist chauvanist government, than advicing others.

        We will recomend you to the Buddhist chauvanist government of SL to give you an award.

        Will that satisfy you?

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    @rama, UN staff threatened by govt? Nonesense re physical threats. Maybe verbal theats. But they should have had the guts to stand up to the govt. Lets admit it – they are a crowd of pen pushers who want to safeguard their jobs at all cost, have no commitment to human rights and can look away when thousands die. Thats the simple truth. Lets have it ugly and out in the open.

    Do you think these INGO’s have any commitment to human rights though one or two invidudals may fight bravely? Look at the mess Amnesty International is in now? Thier infighting is all over the place and the staff has filed a motion of no confidence against ts own management! These are just show organisations and show pieces.

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      The UN has always been another tentacle of INGO octopus.
      Leela

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    When the UN gets down to work this hireling of the govt will sing a different tune.

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    Hi Lucian, you have done a fantastic statement as Media Director of His excellency the President with the advice of the defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse. Only thinf that I found in your statement it is bit incomplete galvanize the UN hell hole. For your information here is your statement further improved by me.

    ” Where the hell were UN officials when we were firing the guns on civilians?. Where the hell were UN people when we were bombing hospitals? Where the hell were UN staff when we gunned down the LTTers who surrendered with white flags including Prabakaran’s 8 year old son?.” All these hell could have been avoided if the UN staff did their delegated jobs. Bankimoon should be charged as the only war criminal (not MR or GR)for allowing genocide to happen” And finally you could have told Banki Moon to go to hell.

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    Hi Lucian, you have done a fantastic statement as Media Director of His excellency the President with the advice of the defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse. Only thing that I found in your statementwas it is bit incomplete to galvanize the UN hell hole. For your information here is your statement further improved by me.

    ” Where the hell were UN officials when we were firing the guns on civilians?. Where the hell were UN people when we were bombing hospitals? Where the hell were UN staff when we gunned down the LTTers who surrendered with white flags including Prabakaran’s 8 year old son?.” All these hell could have been avoided if the UN staff did their delegated jobs. Bankimoon should be charged as the only war criminal (not MR or GR)for allowing genocide to happen” And finally you could have told Banki Moon to go to hell.

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    Mr Rajakarunanayake, we know your glorious history as a member of the Free Media Movement. We also know about your present- existing with whatever is given. So carry on receiving whatever is given (dena deyak kala inda) without your pontifications. We know you need the money.

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    Hay you [Edited out]

    You senile alcoholic don’t understand how these international people work! These UN staffers were physically threatened and so they left the country. You loser comes along and asks what the fuck are they doing now without revealing that incident at that time! Well this is the difference between your rogue regime and the legitimate bodies in the world! You shit on the rock and smear on the 7 places! But they left the country, they may have registered what happened in their logs, may have informed the superiors concerned, and most importantly since they could have done nothing more at that time because the regime has violated the agreed terms of engagement they may have remained in silence until the next stage arrives which is what is happening now with the ongoing UN inquiry into their own conduct. So those staffers remained until now to reveal what happened then which is quite acceptable and natural! There is no law or necessity for those staffers at that time to leave SL and then take to the streets in their countries and make a big ha ho that they had to leave this country abandoning what they were doing! One thing is sure now, that not they but you senile old fuckers and other criminals in this country now have to answer why you made those staffers leave the country, what were the consequences of that influence, what did you do after chasing them, the war without witnesses charges and a host of other issues! It seems your happy glide holding a glass of alcohol has come to an end and get ready to understand the meaning of accountability!

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    “..It’s Very simple, indeed. He should take a lesson from the BBC’s golden handshake Director General George Entwhistle, and resign. He must take all responsibility for the failure of his staffers, for their lack of accountability and transparency as he puts it, and throw in the UN towel. He is the CEO of the United Nations and the buck must stop with him…”

    Hah..hah…hahhh. Lontha fucker! This old brat thinks UN works just like the regime and its impeachment against Shirani where the accuser, the charges and the jury are all one and the same! King kekille was, I am sure, better!

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    Lucian………. That Sandamalee girl is singing for her supper from there honky land…
    Contributing to that dog eat dog situation blinded by $$$$$$$$$

    Donald get those Tamil blood washed off your hands.
    Get Rayappu to pour some Holy Water over the those blood stains…

    I do not understand why some of the contributors speak of Shirani here instead of the quanlity Lucian can take in.

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      You mean the petty bourgeoisie jerk Lucien uttering pseudo verse?

      I don’t believe that racist Sinhala Buddhists are even human.

      and your dream Rajaporkistan by the gun for the gun with the gun.

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    This is another typical Sri Lankan bastard. He stole FMM money. Sided with Chandrika.Then started licking rajapakse boots,. Disgusting rascal. Debacle of Asia

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    There are alot of Sri Lankan dishonest crooks in government robbing the
    people starting from the Bandaranaikes, Chandrike to the present day, no love for their country nor the people but greed and power to themself.

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    Wot da f##k ….. ?

    Don’t know what these guys say UN…Ban-Ki?

    Bloody beef… I’m off for my first tax free Lamborghini!!

    See ya….

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    Proof of the threat held out by the Regime is the war-without-witnesses.
    Then followed the stopping of the visa of an European Foreign Minister
    at a crucial time.

    Why argue now – this can be done in the future Courts for war criminals,
    if any. Civilian casualties were “zero” and war criminals could also
    be “zero” !!

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    Lucien is another Rajapaksa apologist. He must have written this article after a few glasses of wine. He does not make any attempt to defend the regime against the latest UN report’s allegations but simply insults the BBC for bringing the report to the world.

    What educated and intelligent men do to appease their uneducated master Rajapaksa. I wonder how well these people sleep at night!

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    ”What The Hell Can Sri Lanka Do If The UN Staffers Did Not Want To Carry Out Their Job?”

    What the hell can the UN officials do when the Sri Lankan govt forced them to do what is immoral and unethical?

    Some were expelled, some left and some others lay low in the hope they can do a minimum of what they are expected to do by their profession.

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    Spokesmen for this tyranical regime are often rude and utter antagonising words.
    One can understand Gota, the little educated former army man (who went to US and worked in a 7-11 store) not being polite with the BBC interviewer (Stephen Sackur) getting agitated due to loss of words
    at that interview.
    But for a supposedly educated man who can easily edit his own writing, when sober before releasing it for the public, to use such words!!
    The other spokesman Dr?. Palitha Kohona uttering words as “absolute nonsense” rubbish etc, repeatedly at a BBC interview this week, any decent viewer would have hated him.

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    Gamini – One wonders why the soft-speaking Dr. Palitha Kohona – a colossus by the standards of this regime of pygmies is side-tracked.
    I have always not agreed with him. But he is courtly, courteous,
    reasonably well educated (I believe he is a lawyer) and has a track-record. Has he been burnt by the post 5/09 events or is it the usual
    kusu-kusu-behind-the-back politics in vogue. PK would, I think, fit in very well at the Foreign Ministry again – now that the “Monitor”
    is still on life-support in Singapore financed by filthy lucre from the TFC/NSB deal that has resulted in the trousers of the CJ being removed rather unceremoniously.

    Senguttuvan

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    Correction – Trousers of the husband of the CJ. Apologies.

    Senguttuvan

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    Was he in a drunken state when he wrote this article? In his drunken state he does not remember that the UN personnel in the Vanni were asked to evacuate as the Govt could not guarantee their safety.
    Above all can this moron reply to kirupaharan’s article which appeared in Colombo Telegraph?
    We will get all the answers only when an independent international investigation is carried out.

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    Rajakarunanayake or whatever your pretentious sir name is…[Edited out]

    In fact if you need any assistance I will be glad to lend you my Donkey.

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