Sri Lanka’s ambassador and Permanent Representatives to the UN in Geneva Tamara Kunanayakam slamming the west said that the Western countries want only a ‘regime change’ in Sri Lanka.
“Their real objective is “regime change”! Many Ambassadors in Geneva have been telling me that this is also what they want to achieve in Sri Lanka, so we take it very seriously. Over the past 10 years, the US has sought to impose the concept “responsibility to protect” or “R2P” to justify military interventions in countries where, according to them, the Government is unable to protect its own citizens !,” she says.
In response to UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne’s argument that Sri Lanka is a failed state, she says, “Like “terrorist States” or “rogue States”, the notion of “failed States” is part of a repertoire that, is used to justify interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States, but under an angelic and moralizing appearance.
UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne’s reference to Sri Lanka as a “failed State” is direct. The High Commissioner for Human Rights uses apparently innocuous language, but punctuates the section dealing with Sri Lanka with terminology associated with that dangerous concept. She suggests that Sri Lanka is unable or unwilling to protect its citizens, that its institutions are incapable of implementing the recommendations of LLRC, and that it refuses to engage with UN institutions.
She notes that the West had developed such arguments to justly their interventions in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria
She said that the West had developed this argument to justify and legitimize their interventions in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and now Syria. (Kelum Bandara)