Compromise resolution possible: Subramanian Swamy

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The US has taken a hard stand against Sri Lanka in its draft resolution on the human rights situation in the island nation tabled at the on-going session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. And Lanka has categorically refused to negotiate with the US on arriving at a compromise resolution acceptable to all. But mediator Subramanian Swamy claims that behind-the-scenes talks are on and a compromise resolution cannot be ruled out.

The Janata Party president, who met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on February 28, and the US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, in Washington in early March told Express that officials close to the Lankan President, persons in the top echelons in the State Department, and the American Ambassador in Colombo were engaged in discussions on this question.

Swamy’s expectation is that the final United States resolution will call upon the Lankan government to conduct, on its own, a credible investigation into alleged violations of international law in the war against LTTE. The “compromise” resolution might not insist on an “international investigation” as demanded in the draft circulated by the US on March 7.

The March 2013 resolution could well be in line with the last US resolution tabled at the 19th session of the UNHRC in March 2012. The latter had only hoped that Colombo would address alleged violations of international law.

Indian Reservation

Swamy told Blake in no uncertain terms that it would not be practical to ask  Lanka to accept an international investigation. He pointed out that India too would not be happy with such a demand as there could be a similar demand vis-a-vis Kashmir.

Swamy also pointed out that any resolution passed at the UNHRC would have value and teeth only if it got the sanction of the United Nations Security Council.

In the present case, a Security Council sanction was not possible because Russia or China would veto it.

Blake and other American officials were realistic enough to understand the ground situation, Swamy said.(Source: newindianexpress)
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  • Rajani Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:52 AM

    This man is the biggers joker in India. In TN his party office was smashed and burnt out. Time to time he will change his face. One time he was supporting LTTE. Now he is supporting us. We do not know what will be his stand tomorrow.

    homewatch Tuesday, 12 March 2013 05:21 AM

    This chap again? He wants to make some news and money

    Buffaloa Citizen Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:57 AM

    One needs to worry about humiliation and punishment only if the crimes committed are true. Even if the GOSL tries best to disallow the investigation of these crimes using various methods within her means, in ten years time the whole truth is bound to come out. Therefore humiliation and punishment will always follow the perpetrators like a shadow.

    Lobo Tuesday, 12 March 2013 05:24 AM

    A good read to all those who are hell-bent on humiliating and punishing us.......

    kali Tuesday, 12 March 2013 08:02 AM

    Luny Swami,

    You have collected your pay cheque for this year and stop this nonsense untill your next pay is due

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:17 AM

    No, thats the ploy of the LTTE rump to buy support and spread falsehoods.

    Ananda S Tuesday, 12 March 2013 03:37 AM

    My hat off to Dr. Swamy for understanding the reality in Sri Lanka and not being biased to any parties or any LTTE funded INGOS and Tamil Nadu politicians. This is the type of leadership this world really needs not people like Karunanidhi or Robert Blake.
    Well said and well done Dr. Swamy. We Sri Lankans are indebted to you.

    raman Tuesday, 12 March 2013 08:52 AM

    YOU ARE GREAT DR SWAMY.

    Realyyy Tuesday, 12 March 2013 12:00 AM

    So ur teling me after all the trouble USA goes through to make something good to happen for this country, China and Russia could just veto it at the security council meeting. No wonder MR had such good relations with china via DM Android App

    jude Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:07 AM

    If you are ready pay, he will take your side

    Thomas Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:08 AM

    In India none care for this guy, and who will listen to him in the U S A

    vijay Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:14 AM

    He is a zero politically in his own country. He is trying to get a name for himself

    Ananda S Tuesday, 12 March 2013 04:55 PM

    My hat off to Dr. Swamy for understanding the reality of Sri Laknan situation and not being biased for dumb TN politics.

    youandme Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:29 AM

    ONLY HE NEEDS NEWS COVERAGE ABOUT HIM AND HANDFUL MONEY. HE IS BIG JOKER. BOT SL GOVT USE THIS JOKER. ha ha ha

    Nodrog Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:30 AM

    Nothing has been proved. Everything is based on unsubstantiated allegations which fools want to believe

    ind Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:47 AM

    When someone talking for SL he has taken money... from whom. for what, who use this type of people for influence UN ??

    A joseph Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:59 AM

    Do u need swamy to tell these to US. Still try to live on latte,never got a seat in Tamil Nadu

    Nodrog Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:07 AM

    Nothing has been proved on Sri Lanka whereas the US and the UK are proven abusers of human rights. Why don't you check how big their shadow is?

    Ravi Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:41 AM

    Please inform Wimal, Our savior He will teach them a lesson

    ravivararo Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:46 AM

    He is sending SOS for MR to US. Money makes many for Subramaniyam Swamy, having no ground in India.

    sean Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:46 AM

    if the un security counsel cannot take action on sri lanka due to russia and china why have a UN at all


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