SL not a country to be monitored by West almost everyday: Lord Naseby

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British Baron Lord Naseby has said Sri Lanka is not a country that has to be monitored by the Western countries almost everyday, the Politics Home reported today.

He said now is the time for closure and to let Sri Lanka stand on its own two feet.

“Is this really a country that has to be monitored by the West almost every day. My view as President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group is no. I shall put all these points and more in a Debate. I shall finish by reminding Her Majesty’s Government of the old adage 'keep your friendships in repair'. We may well need Sri Lanka’s friendship again soon over Brexit,” he said.

He said about six months ago, he was conscious that the UN Motions on Sri Lanka would be reviewed in March 2019 by the UNHCR in Geneva.

“I decided I should try to initiate a debate as near to Independence Day on February 4th as I could. After all it is nearly four years since these resolutions were passed; being originally moved by the USA and the UK and co-sponsored by the Government of Sri Lanka who welcomed help.

Specifically two resolutions were adopted by the UNHCR in September 2015 & again in March 2017. The resolutions were entitled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’.

The motivation for the alleged need for the resolutions at all was the very heavy lobbying by that section of the diaspora in the USA, UK and Canada who in their heart of hearts still wanted an independent state ‘Eelam’. They had lost the war when the LTTE Tamil Tigers were finally defeated on the battlefield on May 18th 2009. It was no secret that many of those lobbying had been closely associated with the LTTE Tamil Tigers indeed some were actual members.

My reading was they wanted to see some sort of revenge against the leadership of the democratically elected Government who according to the Diaspora and their media friends had carried out War Crimes in particular the alleged killing of 40,000 Tamil civilians in a genocide along with a host of other allegations. We now know from the UK military attache that the real numbers of civilians killed were about 6,000 and further more the Sri Lanka armed forces took real trouble to look after the fleeing Tamil Civilians.

Interestingly the USA has recently withdrawn from being a sponsor. My guess is the US Government assess the Sri Lankan Government has done a huge amount to meet the UN requirements, so sees little purpose in prolonging what is in effect almost a policing surveillance of the actions of another sovereign state now 71 years old.

The UK government has been helpful in the reconciliation process through its Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund. Halo Trust have done a wonderful job helping with clearing the near 1 million mines left by the Tamil Tigers. I have visited Halo in action twice and marvelled at the painstaking, dangerous work of a Sri Lanka operative clearing a square metre a day.

The UK have assisted in setting up the Office of Missing Persons. I reflect that hundreds if not thousands of Tamil Cadres or sympathizers vanished abroad claiming asylum or were just winkled out through Tamil Nadu in India or wherever. Even recently a whole activist Tamil family believed missing came to light in France.

The Sri Lanka government themselves has passed an Act to establish an Office for Reparations and a proposal to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

In reality, Sri Lanka has taken positive steps on the four pillars of transitional justice-truth, reconciliation, accountability and guarantees of non-recurrence which must be taken into account by the Human rights Council. Add to this the continuing cooperation Sri Lanka has maintained with UN Human Rights mechanisms and the international community, the question has to be asked what is the point of the continuation of this resolution,” he said.

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  • B Sarath Tuesday, 05 February 2019 08:52 PM

    Now I know that at least one gentleman knows the truth. Hope, others will follow. This is what I called a true gentleman and a genuine model to mankind. We need more like you to make the world better.

    spupalisw Tuesday, 05 February 2019 10:36 PM

    Who,is this non entity?

    James Tuesday, 05 February 2019 10:46 PM

    His next allotment from Sri Lankan govt has just arrived. He is like a circus dog. Whenever a circus dog receives a chunk of meat it starts do whatever he is instructed to do by his master.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 05 February 2019 11:14 PM

    Who is funding this guy directly or indirectly to talk like this?

    john macdonald Wednesday, 06 February 2019 03:58 AM

    As a British citizen i feel i must draw attention to some facts about so called Lord Naseby. This man is in fact a political nobody, a member of the grossly over privileged and unelected house of lords. As far as UK citizens are concerned her represents no one. He was however in a past life a beneficiary of largess from the Rajapakse clan. This should throw a light somewhat on his occasional utterances about Sri Lanka.

    Bharatha Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:38 AM

    He is absolutely right, should not give your negative comments and accusations about president Rajapaksa, he is the only one leader finished the civil war in the world, if you know who else done that I would like to know who are they, Last decade how many wars we created, did we have any good results? We left from that countries in a hell, you better go and have a look how Singhalees and Tamils live in Sri Lanka

    Sudarshana Wednesday, 06 February 2019 06:47 AM

    Thank You SIR.

    MotherLanka Wednesday, 06 February 2019 09:13 AM

    Michael Morris, Lord Naseby thank you for speaking the truth. You were in Sri Lanka all those years ago.at Reckitts. You know the real situation here as a nonpartisan friend.Thank you sir and a long life.


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