Lanka rebuts US law makers call

19 December 2010 02:49 am - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Ministry of External Affairs today said that  the US lawmakers call for a global probe into alleged rights violations by Sri Lanka in the last stages of the conflict, was “unwarranted”.
“We have a robust domestic mechanism in the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself has said the Commission must be given time and space to complete its task,” Ministry of External Affairs Director General of Public Communication and Spokesperson Bandula Jayasekera told Daily Mirror.
"We strongly believe that any conclusions reached by the Sri Lankan government's commissions must be verified by a parallel international mechanism" backed by the United Nations, dozens of senators wrote to Mrs. Clinton. (DS) 

  Comments - 32

  • southpaw Sunday, 19 December 2010 10:10 AM

    THE US is looking for another playground to replace Iraq and Afghanistan.......

    HarryH Sunday, 19 December 2010 10:46 AM

    lets brand them also LTTE apologist along with European Commission, UN, Human Rights Organisation, Channel4 etc etc etc

    zorro Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:38 PM

    has all these patriots at least once asked themselves why all these hick hack on evading an inquiry into this matter? Its not the point that the US or anybody else is not clean, but are we as we say all the time?

    apsara Monday, 20 December 2010 09:35 AM

    Y u not talk about Israel genocide of Palestenians for last 6 decades. U can't.

    Fair N Square Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:55 PM

    Lawmakers from the United states of who? From what I know this is an internal issue of the United People of Sri-Lanka. So who cares what the USA says? They were elected by the Americans FOR the Americans. This is Sri-Lanka and a government elected by the citizens of Sri-Lanka. So, does it matter what the senators utter? a BIG FAT NO !!!!

    swarna Sunday, 19 December 2010 06:09 PM

    eveyone know that channel4 etc .no no dear channel4 is buttic

    TomSam USA Sunday, 19 December 2010 07:15 PM

    Hey local boy youare pretty much below sea level,and fighting to stay afoat.
    There is no time to talk aboout development when you need CPR.resuscitation.

    Ranjit J Monday, 20 December 2010 02:18 AM

    Didn't quite understand what Tom Sam USA was saying - Is he refering to USA which is on permanent CPR from China? or am I missing something here?

    Ranjit J Monday, 20 December 2010 02:36 AM

    I have heard over and over again about Human Rights abuses done by SL government troops. But not a single statement on the LTTE abuses who have blown up Presidents, Prime Ministers-national and international, and assasinated prominent Tamil citizens and politicians who spoke against LTTE policies. This imbalance leads me to wonder whether Democracy itself has been hijacked? If not for China's determined assistance given to SL, this country could well have been still fighting a dirty civil war!

    LANKONIS Monday, 20 December 2010 02:53 AM

    You mean you are a Genius? ..

    Senator Sunday, 19 December 2010 03:26 AM

    The true fact is this. Immediately after US lawmakers' call, our Foreign Ministry declared yesterday that visa will be issued to UN panel members to come to Sri Lanka.

    Lucky Sunday, 19 December 2010 03:34 AM

    US lawmakers must be told that their period at the top as the self-appointed world policeman is long gone, they are bankrupt and they should start cleaning their stinking backyard with whatever monet they are left with.

    Sajith Sunday, 19 December 2010 03:40 AM

    US Senators: Will you please comment about your govt's double dealings(as revealed by Wikileaks) around the world. The entire world knows who you are. Please dont preach to us morality.

    raj Sunday, 19 December 2010 03:55 AM

    the word 'unwarranted' has been over used by the government since the end of the war and beginning of accussations.

    anura Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:17 AM

    Mr Mouth piece, even time and space needed , questions is , would it be impartial... ? thatwhy globe mechinism is needed

    Thas Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:21 AM

    Govt of SL, you should understand that the US Lawmakers said so, because it's warrented. GLP is too old to understand these things.

    hemalatha Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:25 AM

    Dozen of senators can write any dame thing about GOSL maby did not write any thing about LTTE west want make bully east side of the world keep off bade vision from sri lanka

    Ezhilini Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:32 AM

    All the people know, LLRC can't make it. Even they weren't panctual. For Morning sessions they came evening only. People waited long hours to see them. Once a newspaper from Jaffna puplished the photo of LLRC president having a nap during a witness speaking. It s a complete eye wash. We don t have hope oN LLRC.

    Louisa Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:58 AM

    Wonder who would take the US seriously these days. These sticky beaks are the laughing stock of the world; thanks to Wikileaks.

    local boy Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:12 AM

    let them utter anything. develop SL first !!!.

    Labby Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:19 AM

    Why are we fighting shy to face a proper disclosure?

    I Hussein Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:20 AM

    Uncle Sam is up to something.
    Self made world's policeman 'the yankee' was behind every man made disaster occured on the globe, but they are clever enough to twist and turn things to blame others. Stoogies like Canada & Australia there to support Sam at ones.

    kamal Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:48 AM

    As per the AFP report, US law makers have made the request on last friday that is 17 Dec.2010. However, Tamilnet reported the same story on 10 Dec. 10. It is interested to know how Tamilnet knew the letter even before it goes to Hilary Clinton. It is a clear indication that Tigers have direct link with these lawmakers and they knew the story even before it delivered.

    Konde bendapu china Sunday, 19 December 2010 06:00 AM

    US Mind your own Business

    Sunil Balapitiya Sunday, 19 December 2010 06:15 AM

    US law makers should clear the allegations of humanrights violations of their country first, without pointing fingers to other countries. They can suggest to have an international mechanism backed by UN to inquire HR violations allegedly done by US troops in Iraq and Afganistan.

    Royalist Sunday, 19 December 2010 06:21 AM

    US lawmakers should bear in mind that they are to make the law for the US and not for the entire world as they please...

    Rajitha Monday, 20 December 2010 05:15 AM

    well said!

    cracko Sunday, 19 December 2010 08:30 AM

    Your news must be frightening for Sri Lankan Govt who don't seem to have much 'push' in the west.

    YURI Sunday, 19 December 2010 08:28 AM

    Sri lankan or Tamils Do not believe in Sri Lankan Law and Order, how can we ask the internation to do so. this kind of Joke commission and panel

    YURI Sunday, 19 December 2010 08:37 AM

    Back off to talk about Canada.. one of the highly civilized country in the Planet. Where Tamils live like Tamil at the same time as a Canadian.

    anpan Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:28 AM

    Why did the GOSL call for global ban on LTTE? The GOSL got what it wanted and those countries are now demanding a global probe.

    If we are clean why should we get terrified of a global probe??

    poor but rich Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:41 AM

    Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission by Sri Lankan Govt is like having your own umpire where no LBW in your match.

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