EU Presidency pursuing resolution against Lanka?

  • 6 Nov 2006 02:50:54 GMT

    I am wondering LTTE has so many sleeper cells in Colombo and the nearby south. LTTE is preparing to blow up some one in the south.

    Why this Finnish guy does not have any courage to stop that.

    Only when there is terror threat in UK, their police can shoot and kill just because of Suspicion.

    GOSL should talk to Finnish govt and to EU.

  • 6 Nov 2006 02:59:44 GMT

    AnuD

    [Only when there is terror threat in UK, their police can shoot and kill just because of Suspicion.]

    Things reasonable in developed west is not the same in developing world. That`s why IRAN and N Korea are struggling to have nuclear weapons.

    All big powers are telling,..No No,..you cant, but we can..!

    WHY..?

    Because we dont trust your quality, ability, and self-control.

    We are perfect in those areas!

    So,...listne to what we tell.

    Then we will give you some money to buy goods from our factories..!

    .

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:07:02 GMT

    Sansare:

    Agreed.

    I think, it is very important that Govt. delegation visits Finland and explain the whole story to them.

    The PResent Finnish Prime Minister is a woaman. So, if CBK can go, she may be able to do a good job only if it does not cause any friction among the GOSL and CBK.

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:10:52 GMT

    May be they should come up with a resolution against the mythical `Thamil Eelam` too, for its poor human rights record.

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:15:58 GMT

    I think these people respond to internal reports reaching them. And may be... just may be... it would be interesting to know who authour them...

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:18:58 GMT

    Well boys here have all the bad news in one go, might make it easier to swallow:

    [A9 closure is ?breach of CFA? ? SLMM

    [TamilNet, Sunday, 05 November 2006, 19:37 GMT]

    International monitors overseesing Sri Lanka?s truce have criticized the Sri Lankan government for closing the A9 highway at Muhamalai, The Sunday Leader reported. `The government is clearly violating the Ceasefire Agreement and they have trapped more than half a million civilians within the Jaffna Peninsula. The A9 should be opened immediately,` acting spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), Helen Olafsdottir, said.

    ?We do not know what the government`s intentions are by keeping the A9 closed,` she said.

    ?We were expecting the government to discuss the opening of the A9 highway at the Geneva talks.?

    The SLMM last week informed relief agencies that the opening of the highway was one of their current top most priorities, the paper said.

    The paper quoted SLMM as saying while the government continued to ignore the pleas of aid agencies to open the A9, it would continue to mount pressure and hold discussions with the government till such time the road was opened.]

    [Main opposition in Sri Lanka blows hot and cold over upcoming budget

    ...

    Gunewardene charged that senior bureaucrats in charge of economic policy was deceiving the President who is also the finance minister, and hiding their incompetence.

    ?Inflation has now gone up to 17.2 percent, and oil prices are falling,? he said. ?They can no longer say inflation is caused by rising oil prices. It is because they printing money to finance the budget deficit.?

    ...

    He said the rupee was being devalued (barldu welar) because the government was printing money to finance the budget, and it had been held at these levels through heavy central bank intervention.

    Gunewardene claimed that the central bank had spent 352 million dollars from January to September to defend the rupee, with 121 million dollars being spent from September 01 to 19.

    `I predicted this would happen when the budget was presented last year,` Gunewardene said.

    `There won`t be a tsunami to help up this year.` .

    http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?newsID=480820054&no_view=1&SEARCH_TERM=1]

    Economy in a shambles, losing IC support, you know its bad when the IC who have been bending over backwards to acommodate Sri Lanka start turning on you.

    Implement the CFA and talk peace now or flounder, those are the governments only options now.

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:32:24 GMT

    On the up side, Like AnuD said it`s best that GOSL takes this oppertunity to first explain the ground reality to them and secondly conduct a proper investigation to the set of incidents MR mentioned earlier and with indipendent international observers partaking in them.

    And then once and for all, if the IC can`t help (really help)to bring the criminals to justice, for god`s sake hold their piece for eternity...

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:35:00 GMT

    AnuD,

    [if CBK can go, she may be able to do a good job]

    She has an obligation to do so, as a shareholder of this crisis. But, without a gain, B family will not do any.

    If possible, Sri Lanka must ban politics in south for certain period, and give the priority for LTTE issue. As long as party politics are playing, nothing can be materialized properly.

    OR, must establish a FULL powered committee to take actions, including the internal use of SLDF, and keep it completely away from party politics. When an agreement achieved, then, elections in each region can be conducted, under party system environment.

    Presently, UNP and SLFP, both think we can do,..but only has less than 50% of support for each party.

    Failures are inevitable, from the start!

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:36:13 GMT

    EU has to pursue resolution not only for the present situation but they have to consider about the youths disappeared in 1989`s. about 40,000 youths were killed or disappeared on that time. SL government has responsibility for those human right violations too. Totally SL is very popular for the human rights violations from they freed from British. Definitely EU has to pursue resolution against SL.

  • 6 Nov 2006 03:45:43 GMT

    [ If possible, Sri Lanka must ban politics in south for certain period, and give the priority for LTTE issue. As long as party politics are playing, nothing can be materialized properly. ]

    I agree Sansare: Even TULF became stronger in 1970s because of SLFP and UNP politics. Once TULF became the opposition, Tamil extremism rosed fast.