20 October, 2017

WikiLeaks: Navi Pillay Faced Serious Opposition Within The UN To Her Call For International Investigation On Sri Lanka – Pillay’s Deputy To US

Navi Pillay

“Kyung-wha Kang, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights strongly supported the Congressional request for reporting on Sri Lanka, seeing it as a sign of high-level attention to these issues. She noted that High Commissioner Pillay has publicly called for an international investigation of what seem like credible accusations of violations of humanitarian and human rights law. Within the UN system, Kang said that Pillay has faced serious opposition to this approach. Other UN agencies see the need to get things done on the ground (e.g. humanitarian and recovery assistance) as the priority and fear that Pillay’s approach will make the GSL reticent to cooperate. Kang lamented that the GSL has ‘an absolute deaf ear,’ on questions of human rights, particularly when it comes to any international dimension.” the US Mission to UN informed Washington.

Navi PillayThe Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The “Confidential” cable discuses what had happened on the ground during and since the conflict. The cable was signed by the US Ambassador to Geneva Clint Williamson on July 15, 2009.

The ambassador wrote; “Kang said that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) would be unlikely to be able to help in sharing any information with Amb. Williamson. There is one OHCHR rep in Colombo who is in a very difficult situation and is restricted in her maneuvering room. Kang said that OHCHR is overwhelmed with information sent in from various interest groups, but their veracity was very hard to judge. She thought that over time, ground-level testimony would emerge and would be the key to determining what had really happened. Williamson asked that OHCRC share whatever information it could and Kang promised to look into what might be possible.”

Other related stories to this cable;

WikiLeaks: It’s Not Genocide, Army Could Have Won The Battle With Higher Civilian And Less Army Casualties – ICRC To US Mission To UN

WikiLeaks: LTTE Stored Weapons At Hospitals – ICRC To US Mission To UN

WikiLeaks: Govt. Restricted Blood Bags, ICRC Stopped Counting Dead Children Because No Blood Available – ICRC To US Mission To UN

WikiLeaks: Wrap Up ICRC Operations – Gota Sent A Straightforward Message – ICRC To US Mission To UN

WikiLeaks: US Had Limited Access To War Zone, Preparing War Crimes Report Is Extremely Difficult – US Ambassador

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    “GSL had ‘an absolute deaf year’ on questions of human rights particularly when it comes to any international dimention” is quite correct.
    OHCHR has a really difficult task in setting up an international inquiry,if GSL does not coperate.
    Now,with CHOGM,GSL will deny,deny & deny.

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    If only the call of High Commissioner of UN HRC was answered Sri Lanka would have started a genuine approach to rehabilitation and reconciliation instead of buying time to hoodwink the international community. The biggest blunder UN HRC made was in May 2009 was when it passed a resolution praising the massacre of more than 70,000 men, women, children and babies after prolonged starvation. It is unimaginable how could the majority of UN HRC members including India have been blind and callous.

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    Naturally America influencing all countries are making life impossible for any in the UN or the Commonwealth to do an honest job. The Americans are helping and interfering every country to get the Corrupt and Murderous elected as Leaders to govern, let them be Democracies or Dictatorships. No country is free as all countries connive for a common purpose under their auspices. It is about time this cartel is dismantled.

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    Pillay…. “Kawda bole” who opposed you?

    Did you guys not know that Mahinda Mama has been having a hearing deficiency since birth?

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      Thondamanaru,

      MR might be deaf to hearing his Crimes. But whens it comes to how much he is owed from the Loot he hears it very well.

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    This is interesting!

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    South Africa must tell why they harbour LTTE criminals. Then we will know the rest!

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      Sivanannthan you Sikalam,

      aka Shankar, Kumar,

      Appuhamy Punchi Band,

      Why dont ypu ask the Criminal MR & Gotha,

      You Cowards hiding under a Tamil Name. It is Sinhala Question. Shame on you idiot

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        wise kali cheat exams in past to get to uni now tables turn sinhala modaya now those sakkilis know sinhalaya can do many thing than eating kauwn hey your time is up get pack up to go back you came from to the fold of jayalalith’s Nadu more to come so keep watching your back pay for white folks from your toilet cleaning money pity on you

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        This is the way Tamil idiots invent problems for making money. I dont need to hide like you.

        I am a Tamil and never sing hosanna to LTTE criminals!

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          No you Sinkalam

          This is what the Sinhalese Idiots like you do invent Racism or Shall I say inherit Racism from their forefathers . It is in the Gene and either you have it or you don’t. BUT YOU HAVE IT.

          YOU CAN NEVER BE A TAMIL YOU IDIOT. Not with your message just like Karuna who can never be a Tamil. He is now embedded amongst his lot happily married to a Sinhalese and when he visited UK his Tamil wife and children refused to see him. Good luck to you Sinkalam you Appuhamy aka Punchi Banda.

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            Are you a Tamil or a low caste Malayali who came to Sri lanka to make a living like Velupillai of Kollam?

            Are you hiding in S/Africa with the looted money from Tamils?

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    It is a well known fact that Vijay Nambiar ( another Corrupt Indian) was paid millions to help MR carry out the Genocide and he was aided in this by Banki ( Bloody) Moon the Buddhist Monk.
    We have known this for a very long time and “wiki leak” have only just woken up.

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      what genocide? go to English class and learn to use them properly no wonder you cheat at exams

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        Terry,

        Don’t worry you will have your chance at the HAGUE. We can arrange a Sinhalese Interpreter for you, MR , GOTHA and the rest.

        Man you cant Cheat any more. You are facing

        INSULT INSULT AND MORE INSULT

        HUMILIATION HUMILIATION AND MORE HUMLIATION.

        The servant Peiris went to Delhi ( on his knees) and invited the Master Manmohan personally but the Master has refused to come to the Illegitimate Gay marriage. If you don’t or cant understand I can send you a Sinhalese translation.

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    A Tamilian supporting Tamilians.

    So many HR violations in the world because the head of UNHRC is a Tamil!!

    What else do you expect?

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