Lanka to accept EU`s Kouchner despite reservations

  • 11 Jan 2007 04:49:49 GMT

    [Although the EU proscribed the LTTE in the middle of last year, efforts are being made to target Sri Lanka over what some foreign diplomats routinely termed as growing human rights violations by Sri Lankan security forces, police and the breakaway Karuna faction]

    The Tigers have the duty to reject this appointment recommended by the EU because we protested very strongly against the ban.

    Such Commissions would not be successful without majority participation / make up by Sri Lankans from all communities. International Sri Lankans should lead such teams. These countries are yet to eliminate human rights violations in their own countries. Hence they lack the wisdom to find a solution.

    Without Sri Lankan owners - the Commission is a waste of International Common Resources. Sri Lanka becomes the subject for their next thesis / promotion. That is what happens here in Australia for Sri Lankans who dare to uphold their earned Human Rights.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 11 Jan 2007 04:50:17 GMT

    PRobably, Here Kouchners`s presence may be a positive one.

    Because, In Bosnia, it was Genocide. UN forces were there, yet they could not control it, only the firghter jets could stop it.

    So, Kuchner with that knowledge, he may be able to understand better the situation in Sri Lanka. Because, everybody knows Sri Lanka did not have that kind of situation.

    On the other hand, In Sri Lanka, Some cases SLDFs may have done. Because, there always few of those guys who become emotional and they have the gun and so they do what they do best.

  • 11 Jan 2007 04:51:22 GMT

    The International coup is now tightening the -removed-s..I see that it would be another `Allan Rock` issue after a few weeks or so..If the SL patriots and the leadership is not up to the challenge, the International Community will again push SL in to the depths of no return..I only hope our current leaders will have the guts and the vision and the strategic thinking to counter these dark forces.

    One thing about Dr Kouchner is that in 2003 he declared that he is in favour of the US invasion of iraq, stating that its the priority of a regime to defeat dictatorship.

    So on these lines may be he will also find Pirapaharan as another dictator, who should be silenced in the name of humanitarian perspective.

  • 11 Jan 2007 04:56:39 GMT

    Will this do any good to SL. How many investigations & investigators & commissions & independent groups.Nothing will happen. Waste of money & time.We even have trouble in appointing eminent persons!!

  • 11 Jan 2007 04:57:32 GMT

    So what are we? The naughty corner. All failed monitors are assigned to Sri Lanka. Akashi and Kouchner, are they friends?

  • 11 Jan 2007 04:58:03 GMT

    Killing of 11 Muslim Workers in Ampara.

    Why did the President not include the killing of 11 Muslim workers in the list of incidents to be investigated?

    Muslim villagers accused the STF of killing those poor workers. Has the president accepted the responsibility for those murders?

  • 11 Jan 2007 05:00:27 GMT

    AnuD:

    [On the other hand, In Sri Lanka, Some cases SLDFs may have done. Because, there always few of those guys who become emotional and they have the gun and so they do what they do best.]

    I`m really happy that you are acknowledging the facts!

  • 11 Jan 2007 05:01:42 GMT

    Do you guys have any news of the scotland yard investigators? Heard a few days back that they were in SL!

  • 11 Jan 2007 05:04:07 GMT

    Saleem:

    [Why did the President not include the killing of 11 Muslim workers in the list of incidents to be investigated? ]

    not all incidents are referred. you know why!

  • 11 Jan 2007 05:04:56 GMT

    Swathi,

    you will not hear the outcome of it . Never it will be swept under the carpet like Chemani , then the 17 Aid workers killed etc . What else can we expect from a cheating and a deceiving government ruled by the bunch of thugs.

    cheers