An attempt at the European Parliament to seek the immediate establishment of an International Justice Mechanism on Sri Lanka has failed today, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brussels said.
During an ‘emergency’ debate called by the Socialist and Green parties at the Strassbourg Plenary session to draw attention to the ‘UN Panel Report’ on accountability issues in Sri Lanka, the EU Parliament was adopted an amended resolution, calling for the Sri Lankan Government to act according to the panel report.
The Belarus regime's harassment of journalists and opposition leaders, the plight of human rights activists in Azerbaijan and the fate of Tamil citizens in Sri Lanka were the three topics selected for urgent debates and resolutions by the European Parliament on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the EU Parliament in a statement said that ‘two years after the civil war in Sri Lanka ended with the surrender of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Parliament urges the Sri Lankan government to take active measures to protect the Tamil people so that they can look forward to "a bright and prosperous future, on equal terms with their Sinhalese fellow citizens".
“Following a recently published UN report, which finds credible, the allegations that both government forces and the LTTE conducted military operations with "flagrant" violations of human rights, MEPs call for a full, impartial and transparent investigation. The EP urges the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendations suggested by the UN panel of experts and conduct a genuine investigation.”
Comments - 78
MagodisThuma Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:11 PM
This country is protected by 33million Gods & Goddes Anything against this country will be failed !.
prkiruba Saturday, 14 May 2011 07:37 AM
Money and Power is the roor cause?? WE do not realise that all what these FOOLS are spending is our money??
prkiruba Saturday, 14 May 2011 07:43 AM
Thank you DM for the change??
WISDOM Friday, 13 May 2011 01:27 AM
THESE FOOLS WILL NEVER GIVE UP AS THEY ARE CHASING AN ILLUSIVE DREAM.
IGNORANCE BEING THE ROOT CAUSE
haramanis Friday, 13 May 2011 01:37 AM
where exactly did EU "fail"? They have again strongly asked Mahinda to enforce human rights and guarantee equal oppotunities for all lankan citizens regardless of race or family etc.
HELAYA Friday, 13 May 2011 01:26 AM
They should know their limits...Sri Lanka is not a EU country..& not a playground of the west..
TMA Friday, 13 May 2011 10:34 AM
So where did they fail? R U dreaming things, Citizen
Ajith Friday, 13 May 2011 01:47 AM
Ha Ha Ha ... as usual that's what the SL Embassy says... see the world news channel for the real news!
RDS Friday, 13 May 2011 02:41 AM
Surrender of the LTTE! Which planet are these people living?
spark Friday, 13 May 2011 02:38 AM
Hats off to the EU for sending the coorect message with a conscience towards truth and justice.during this Wesak season to Sri Lanka.
mervin Friday, 13 May 2011 10:54 AM
thats the spirit of our nation.nobody can do anything our beloved country as far as we have unity of whole nation. GOD BLESS SRI LANKA
Citizen Friday, 13 May 2011 03:20 AM
LTTE never surrendered. They were defeated... I challenged European parliament. Mention single right which Tamils don't have, which other Sri Lankans enjoyed.
MH-NZ Friday, 13 May 2011 03:25 AM
The EU always love playing games with South east asia as they cannot smart the fast progress they make.EU,UN all are under tamil Diaspora pressure. I called the tamil diaspora the assylum seekers or the boat people.
RAJIV Friday, 13 May 2011 03:26 AM
If we have nothing to hide in terms of HR violations and if the government as it said has only carried out a humanitarian operation where by taking much care not to violate international HR laws then as a member state of the UN we should carry out the request of the UN panel. Its good for the country and its image which is now being tarnished at the international level all because of a few leaders of this island nation who feel if they give cooperate with the UN that would mean they are weak. Leaders if you have nothing to hide about this then the SL public is with you all the way and every citizen (Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslim and others) will support you with no party politics at play because this matter is a national issue and not selected to one party of person/s.
PEELAM Friday, 13 May 2011 03:34 AM
no mate, not all Tamils were involved with terrorism, look at hill country Tamils there was very few incident during the 30 years of war, problem is with Jaffna Tamils , they think they are a super race and expect super treatment which they never going to get
ind Friday, 13 May 2011 03:22 AM
Well said Citizen. Not even genuine and innocent Tamil has any problem with Sinhalese. Remember, even majority of Sr Lankan capital is Tamil speaking !!! And they living peacefully.
Jabos Friday, 13 May 2011 03:46 AM
The issue is not with the EP, but with the GOSL. Our people are not doing what's right or do enough to get a clear message across to them - where are our diplomats? they are sleeping while these politicians speak to the Gallery over here by scolding Europe and USA instead of educating them. No wonder they have got the wrong message, not forgetting that the LTTE remains do a damn good job of convincing the west of made up situations in SL
Jix Friday, 13 May 2011 03:50 AM
These 'few' leaders and their actions are backed by a vast majority in the country, an important fact to bare in mind. Surely you are aware this issue is not as simplistic and straightforward as you make it sound
Godaya Friday, 13 May 2011 03:51 AM
THE GOVT MUST STOP HOODWINKING THE PUBLIC & THE WORLD AND TRY TO SOLVE THE ETHNIC ISSUE WITHIN OUR COUNTRY. NO ROOM WHATSOEVER MUST BE GIVEN FOR ANYONE TO INTERFERE INTO OUR OWN AFFAIRS. TWO YEARS NOW AND WE SHOULD SEE SOME PRCGRESS TOWARDS THIS CORE ISSUE.
Thikshana Friday, 13 May 2011 11:51 AM
You mean channel 4?
Kapila Friday, 13 May 2011 03:52 AM
I have so many tamil friends from Jaffna. It's a minority in Jaffna who followed Prabakaran and a generation lost in the war have this kind of attitude towards the south and the Sinhalese. We must remember, it's all about politics up in the north too and their politicians are as bad as ours. That's the core of the problem.
LOL Friday, 13 May 2011 04:13 AM
yes, whether u like it or not. that race concept is there. but that doesn't mean that all Jaffna high race (though there are 50+ casts available) ppl were supporting terrorism. if you have such mind set, change it at least now.
Sujee Perera Friday, 13 May 2011 04:10 AM
Describe your "so called Ethnic Issue"?? What is it?? Where is it??
DUWI Friday, 13 May 2011 04:03 AM
As usual, the EU has got it wrong. The LTTE never surrendered. They were annihilated.
At least the EU has done some thing correct for once by rejecting this resolution. Thank You EU.
ind Friday, 13 May 2011 04:23 AM
Not only hill country, look at Colombo itself. Is there any problem. This problem is created by Tamil Diaspora. Terrorism in SL is a good reason for them to have asylum visa. So they still trying to create some problem within the communities.
ind Friday, 13 May 2011 04:26 AM
There was no and there is no any ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. Only terrorism was existed. Unfortunately that was erupted from Tamil community. So it has described as Ethnic problem by two groups. One who want Asylum visa and other want to take weapons.
menaka Friday, 13 May 2011 04:26 AM
yeah.. seriously... I am sick of ppl who are just making a huge fuss as if this is the worst place to be. Just magnifying stuff without looking at the real picture! There is NO ethnic issue in the country! ppl who haven't been around the country and rely on all sorts of web sites don't know what is really going on here.
menaka Friday, 13 May 2011 04:32 AM
I get so pissed when these EU guys and whoever just try to comment as if they know everything! LTTE was surrendered??? what a load of rubbisjh!!! They were terrorists, and were wiped out!!!
chan Friday, 13 May 2011 12:28 PM
They are blind otherwise should have seen corruption and malpractice please
christo Friday, 13 May 2011 04:34 AM
I don't know what happened during the war. But the resolution passed was that the Tamil community should be treated fair and as equals. In my opinion the Tamil community in SL has our sympathy and is treated even better than Sinhalese and enjoys better priviledges than Sinhalese currently. So we have met the EU conditions.
chan Friday, 13 May 2011 12:34 PM
what do you think about present then????
menaka Friday, 13 May 2011 04:35 AM
prob is not with what the embassy says... the real problem is when EU and so called big shots try to mess with the country as if they know everything!
Suren Soysa Friday, 13 May 2011 12:49 PM
These are idiots of planet "IDIOT"!!
Dinesh Friday, 13 May 2011 04:22 AM
Just ready the daily mirror itself and find out how our goverment operates...dont justify our faults just because it was point ot out by a foreigner...
wijesinghe Friday, 13 May 2011 04:42 AM
Now no war expenses LTTE money talking in EUP.
raju Friday, 13 May 2011 04:47 AM
GIVE THE CORRECT NEWS WITHOUT TWISTING, IT IS A STRONG AND CLEAR MESSAGE BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TO SRILANKA, BUT I DONT SEE ANY FAIL ATTEMPT, WHAT DO YOU MEAN A FAIL ATTEMPT ?
TMA Friday, 13 May 2011 04:51 AM
I only saw the word 'fail' in the title
TMA Friday, 13 May 2011 04:55 AM
Vast majority who R unaware what the hell's gonna happen 2 their EPF
nagu Friday, 13 May 2011 04:55 AM
What is wrong wrong with Tamil Citizens today? They are happily living freely without fear of being killed by LTTE or by bombs....These EU is talking what happen in the past not the present.....
nagu Friday, 13 May 2011 04:57 AM
EU should talk about the present which is the Tamil people are happy the LTTE is gone....
amkoon1 Friday, 13 May 2011 04:57 AM
LTTE has a massive amount of money which is now used for propaganda instead of war. They funded Obams election campain (Tamils for Obama) as well as for Hilary Clinton. They can buy people such as members of various commissions. Everything is money. Unless the government initite counter propaganda it will affect the image of Sri lanka heavily
prkiruba Saturday, 14 May 2011 02:53 AM
The whole world is after the war criminals of Sri Lanka now? Even the God is after??
Citizen Friday, 13 May 2011 05:04 AM
Hey, Raju and TMA
The Daily Mirror has taken the most important point first, which is Scocial and green parties tried to the immediate establishment of an International Justice Mechanism on Sri Lanka. So thats why the daily mirror has taken that point first. And also EU statement also there later on, which is not a new one, that the EU always saying that in a regular basis.... Pls use your brain if you have any........
malkanthi Friday, 13 May 2011 04:45 AM
Bottom line in this fight is LTTE = Tamil Diaspora backed UN vs Government.
Darwin Friday, 13 May 2011 05:05 AM
Not only the UN, the EU too is after the war criminals of Sri Lanka.
Ramawickreme Friday, 13 May 2011 05:19 AM
gud comment Citizen, If the EU passed a resolution to set up such a machanism, all media will take it first,,,,,,,, so dear Raju....first try to understand the article, dont' be an extrmst, think balance, you seems to be like west, which is always biased....brainless ppl
Epa Friday, 13 May 2011 05:25 AM
you can't educate USA or EU as they have hidden agenda.
raju Friday, 13 May 2011 05:29 AM
hey citizen, still i say nothing had failed, and you are trying to look this news on racial way.
ransam Friday, 13 May 2011 05:31 AM
Don't use the word godaya. Godaya people has a better understanding about their motherland than a diaspora like you who are in fear of loosing your asylum status.
spark Friday, 13 May 2011 05:41 AM
The what was this goddamn war going on for 30 years? Use your brains mate, their is no smoke without fire.
Kalu Sudda Friday, 13 May 2011 02:38 PM
I think the Tamils are doing very well otherwise how can they have so much money to pay human smugglers thousands of dollare to get away from Paradise.What the world community should do is to charge and convict the Tamilan Diaspora for aiding abetting a terrorist organization to kill innocent Sri lankans. Start with the idiotic leader of Tamil Global Forum.
channa Friday, 13 May 2011 05:49 AM
something thing wrong with you then....
Rajitha Friday, 13 May 2011 03:27 PM
not a single god is there.. just the laws of physics.
ranga Friday, 13 May 2011 06:25 AM
Make No Mistake Folks!
Countries will support Sri Lanka but NOT those accused.
Kumar Friday, 13 May 2011 03:55 PM
You may not have. Then What are the talks done between Dudly - Chelva & Banda - Chelva?
Mifaz Friday, 13 May 2011 03:58 PM
You all never talk like that when they come with the money..
ranga Friday, 13 May 2011 04:17 PM
I don't think the guys at the Belgium mission understood the issue discussed.
The justice mechanism can only be established either by the Sri Lankan state or by the UN.
EC can only make a request on this regards and what they did was that. In this, I am at a lost to understand EC fails in what?
When are we going to have the career diplomats in important stations overseas?
Dee Friday, 13 May 2011 07:26 AM
OK, now whilst all local media goes to town with this and everyone jumps up and down, How about another PRICE HIKE please?
Jazz Friday, 13 May 2011 07:13 AM
Well, the EU, US, UN ( as if anyone could distinguish the real motives of the three) are on a roll. It's one failure after another......:) Well done... Keep it up...
Fanam Friday, 13 May 2011 07:53 AM
just below India, we are still there...
Tonics Friday, 13 May 2011 08:13 AM
not against country. must fight against corruption and injustice here.
henaya Friday, 13 May 2011 08:17 AM
not a playground of maravia either.
B.B. marasingha Friday, 13 May 2011 08:30 AM
anybody can back the truth to fight evil.
Fayad Friday, 13 May 2011 08:41 AM
Only One God
Gon Booruwanta Friday, 13 May 2011 08:50 AM
Dee: You have hit the nail on the head!
Manmohan Friday, 13 May 2011 09:03 AM
They all love Sri Lanka... and we tooo... problem is with the MR regime....
TRUTH Friday, 13 May 2011 09:08 AM
Sri Lanka the Utmost Property of the GOONS.
Srith Thursday, 12 May 2011 10:07 PM
Economic sanction failed?,,, where we are now??
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