Time ripe for Lanka to sue India?

  • 7 Jan 2007 06:56:32 GMT

    Http://www.sundaytimes.lk/

    [Amidst protests by the LTTE and the TNA, the Indian government has rejected the controversial Sampur area as the possible site for the construction of a 500-MW coal-fired thermal power project.]

    Can SL sue india for above? Only india can sue for violating 1987 indo-lanka agreement.

  • 7 Jan 2007 07:01:28 GMT

    [Article 2(1) of the Law of the Sea Convention states

    The sovereignty of a coastal state extends beyond its land territory and international waters, and in the case of an archipelago state, its archipelago waters, to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea.]

    they are building sethu in their own territorial sea.

    [Article 2(3) states

    The sovereignty over the territorial sea is exercised subject to this convention and to other rules of international law. Therefore, the sovereignty of the territorial sea is not absolute.]

    it would have been nice if this article state what are the international laws that india will be violating if sethu is built.

    [Articles 204, 205 and 206 state

    The State is obliged to publish reports as results of surveys they make available to all states which are affected]

    why not you sorry-lanka find out how the indians are intend to violate the international sea rules and why not do your own research and put it to india?

  • 7 Jan 2007 07:09:25 GMT

    Hey she is the neighbor so lets take it easy eh!

  • 7 Jan 2007 07:21:02 GMT

    Yes I think this is a great time, seems India is already quite upset witht eh Fool in Chief and his gang of toadies, so this is great please annoy them some more!

    [Contributing to the international dimension is a regional factor, the role of Sri Lanka`s powerful neighbour India. More details of New Delhi`s displeasure over the Rajapaksa Government are now emerging. During his visit to New Delhi in November, last year, officials bluntly shut out a photo opportunity during a meeting between Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A distraught Sri Lankan official pleaded with their Indian counterparts to get the latter`s side to get video and still camera operators to take photos and make it available. It did not meet with success.

    Diplomatic sources say tensions increased further during the talks. When the Indian Premier`s national security advisor R.K. Narayanan raised the issues of the Supreme Court ruling on the de-merger of North and East, a response by President Rajapaksa was viewed as a slight on Mr. Narayanan. Rajapaksa is learnt to have remarked that officials did not understand the gravity of the issue as much as political leaders.

    This is reported to have had its sequel. The next day was the wedding of the daughter of Indian Minister Mani Shankar Aiyer. Premier Manmohan Singh and Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi were to attend. Rajapaksa who was also taking part would have had a photo opportunity with the two Indian leaders. Cameramen in his official entourage could have utilized this occasion to make up for the missed photo opportunity. Alas, the timings had been changed. When Rajapaksa arrived at the wedding, both Singh and Gandhi had left. Were the timings changed by angry Indian officials?

    ]

    excerpt from Sunday Times piece, the whol article is on my page

  • 7 Jan 2007 07:36:08 GMT

    [India Created All The Mess For Us! Oneday SL Should Sue India or give birth to a South Indian Terrorist]

  • 7 Jan 2007 07:50:31 GMT

    Just a nice car

    [http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/members/space/index.jsp?id=Saint]

    ;-)

  • 7 Jan 2007 07:51:33 GMT

    If you want to lift millions out of poverty, you need development projetcs such as this.

    Ofcourse, there will be adverse impacts. But they have to be seen in cost-benefit analysis point of view.

    Sethusamudhram project is more beneficial than the costs it demands. For both India and Sri Lanka.

    One has to fully study the ecological impact of this project carefully. The project can rightly be challenged on this grounds, if you have a solid theory.

    But Saying that there might be potential for nuclear accidents because of this canal is ridiculous and bad argument. It doesn`t hold water.

  • 7 Jan 2007 08:05:06 GMT

    Even if she was not your neighbor you don`t have a choice. Bullies never challenge anyone their own size, so challenging someone bigger than SL is out of the question even if the bully has a chance of winning.

  • 7 Jan 2007 08:07:10 GMT

    Hahahaha this is the best joke of the year. Wish we had this article on April 1st. hmmm.... oh yeah and the international court will pass judgement against india. Then India decides still to carry on with what it wants. Then what do we do ? We send the rent-a-pilot outfit, our navy with its katumaran and karuna`s child conscripts to fight the indian forces.

    Oh boy i am waiting for this day. Atlast 2007 might be the year we can now wipe out this basket country out of the plannet.

    PLEASE SL do sue India after all they only control the economy of SL. We can tell them we will kick them out cos there are so many waiting to invest in our precious unitary land. Unless they pour even more money into SL and also stop the project we will have no choice other than to defend our unitary state and its constitution. The indians are bloody scared of us so MR we should go for the kill!!.

  • 7 Jan 2007 08:08:26 GMT

    This is the time for India to split Sri Lanka into two countries to avoid any legal proceedings by the SL government. Then the Singhala racists won`t have any say in the Sethu Samudram canal project, because it will be in the Tamil Eelam sea. LOL :)