Work out a consensus resolution with SL: Swamy to US

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Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy has asked the Obama Administration to undertake bilateral consultations with Colombo to work out a consensus on the draft of the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka proposed to be tabled in UNHRC in Geneva.

Swamy, who met Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake, conveyed his point of view on the American move to introduce a resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session.

Noting that this is his personal initiative, Swamy, during his nearly hour long meeting with the State Department officials, cautioned the US that the resolution should not be seen as a victory of the "divisive" forces close to 'Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam' as that could result in revival of the LTTE, which is not in the interest of anyone.

Expressing satisfaction over his meeting with the US officials, Swamy argued that any investigation into the alleged human rights violations should be taken by the democratically elected government of Sri Lanka and not by any internationally appointed bodies.

"Because Sri Lanka, being a democratic country, stands on a totally different footing from Bosnia and Zaire," he said.

"Under no circumstances the resolution has any indication that Rajapaksa (Sri Lankan president) and others are guilty of war crimes. Whatever has to be done has to be done by the Government of Sri Lanka and not by international agencies. The demand for international agencies essentially comes from supporters of LTTE," Swamy told PTI after the meeting.

Swamy told US officials that there is no probability of setting up an internationally-appointed "intrusive" probe which Sri Lanka will be compelled to comply because Russia and China will veto such a move.

"Thus no resolution not acceptable to Sri Lanka can be ever enforced in the UN framework," he said.

"I therefore urged the US to undertake bilateral consultations with Sri Lanka to work out a consensus resolution to adopt within the framework of the proposed US draft, and based the submissions of Blake to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs recently, rather than to repeat the divisive resolution of last year, which has remained sterile and a dead letter, except for enthusing the financial legatees of the LTTE to continue to finance disinformation in the media," Swamy said.

Based on his feedback from State Department officials, he said that US resolution is unlikely to dictate terms to Sri Lanka or call for an international agency.

"This would be big setback to the pro-LTTE forces. The emphasis would be more on reconciliation and devolution of powers," Swamy said.
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  • Ranjit Saturday, 09 March 2013 10:18 AM

    Swamy is not from the pro-LTTE camp, he is stating the truth and what has to be done to provide a solution to the so called ethnic problem in SL.

    tjeyar Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    True friend of GOSL.but he s a number 1 joker in India. via DM Android App

    jena Friday, 08 March 2013 12:19 PM

    super commedian Swami

    truth Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:55 AM

    Ramachandran, you have said that twice: 'I am a Sri Lankan Tamil'. Two lies make a truth?

    hello Friday, 08 March 2013 03:03 PM

    You really sound like a Sri Lankan Tamil. Don't you? Why do you WORSHIP this idiot anyway?

    GP Friday, 08 March 2013 10:20 AM

    You the fellow, a CIA agent has created all the problems after killing Rajiv Gandi. Dont talk bull shit. No place in South or North India just bluffing

    Binara Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:11 AM

    In your dreams he is a joker....

    Binara Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:12 AM

    When LTTE pays millions for 100s other we should pay for one?

    shanaka Friday, 08 March 2013 10:23 AM

    Thank you!

    singing fish Friday, 08 March 2013 03:09 PM

    The whole world knows that SUBBRAMANY SWAMY is a blockhead.

    RAJU Friday, 08 March 2013 03:12 PM

    RUBBISH. YOU ARE A REAL CLOWN,AND A JOKER. WHO CARE YOU AND YOUR ACTIONS.

    ss Friday, 08 March 2013 03:18 PM

    typical joker!

    Vishali Friday, 08 March 2013 10:31 AM

    He is not a friend of Sri Lanka but opportunist and trojan horse During his last address in Sri Lanka he went one step above and recommended con federal solution that exists in USA to Sri Lanka.

    Suq Madique Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:04 AM

    Not only, many other also still have nightmares about the LTTE...other than those who supported them.

    Suleiman Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:31 AM

    Maxima, because all LTTE sympathizers talk for the pay, don't think that Dr. Swamy has been paid for it.

    Citizen Friday, 08 March 2013 03:51 PM

    I don't understand why these media gave this much important to this Buffalo. He is neither Politician with People or a journalist. He is dump.

    tjeyar Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Joker meets another joker . via DM Android App

    Rajani Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:35 AM

    This joker has a party and no members in the party other than him and chanraleka.

    Swamy Friday, 08 March 2013 10:47 AM

    I done my job thanks for payment, see u next year.

    shan Friday, 08 March 2013 04:04 PM

    MR's looted money is working to protect their family

    Rajani Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:35 AM

    This joker has a party and no members in the party other than him and chanraleka.

    RAJU Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:36 AM

    RUBBISH! YOU ARE A REAL JOKER, WHO CARE YOU AND YOUR OPINION.

    Thomas Friday, 08 March 2013 10:55 AM

    This guy from India talks big, but nobody cares for him. Send his suggestion to the Dust Bin,.

    willows Friday, 08 March 2013 10:59 AM

    a very wise advise to US

    tomsamusa Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:30 AM

    Enjoy the free trip and late winter in USA.
    You are spittinng in the air, be assured it will land on otour face and those who paid for this junket.

    Suresh Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:33 AM

    Dear President kindly keep Mr. Swamy in SL itself, he might be useful to you. But not for us. We would be more grateful for this to Srilanka.

    ss Friday, 08 March 2013 11:06 AM

    from where he asked this to "Obama administration"??? His house and office was hit in Madurai??

    aji Friday, 08 March 2013 11:09 AM

    Sri lanka ruppess talking in WC. 1st swamy must investigate on rahji ganthi death.

    you Friday, 08 March 2013 01:40 PM

    DOG BARKS, Who cares?

    prem Friday, 08 March 2013 11:10 AM

    turning THE HAT

    RajasH Friday, 08 March 2013 01:46 PM

    who is he ?

    jude Friday, 08 March 2013 11:17 AM

    Another hero for sinhalese!

    LOKKA Friday, 08 March 2013 01:49 PM

    homewatch, you are an ex-LTTE cadre bafoon, talking for the LTTE rump in the West

    Shan Friday, 08 March 2013 11:21 AM

    Swamy talks something sensible.

    LOKKA Friday, 08 March 2013 01:51 PM

    Dr. Swamy, you are a much respected personality in Sri Lanka. You are about the only Indian politician who talks sense.

    ramesh Friday, 08 March 2013 11:22 AM

    The reason for international intervention is that the GOSL is not interested in taking any action on their recommendation(LLRC). What democracy is Swamy talking about?

    kali Friday, 08 March 2013 01:52 PM

    LunySwamy,

    Your head needs examining which is spinning out of control. By the way how much do you get paid from MR everytime you go to collect your pay cheque

    Nesan Friday, 08 March 2013 05:00 PM

    Another Fox and money talks.

    AJ Friday, 08 March 2013 01:57 PM

    you cant be born to a tamil mohter considering what the army have done to tamils. People like you and Swamy even LTTE are danger to tamils.

    RampUK Friday, 08 March 2013 02:00 PM

    very nice ramachandran...nice to see unbiased tamil with sensible head.

    Nodrog Sunday, 10 March 2013 01:14 PM

    Does the truth hurt you?

    Nodrog Friday, 08 March 2013 02:01 PM

    Read and think about what he said before commenting like a moron and just for the sake of commenting.

    kumar Friday, 08 March 2013 02:07 PM

    He worth nothing in India and nobody to take him serious. Time to time he make some stupid remarks to get public attention. He was a CIA agent earlier and now working for SL Govt.

    Ramachandran Friday, 08 March 2013 11:51 AM

    Sir, I am a Sri Lankan Tamil, who has been partaking the peace dividend.
    I am a Sri Lankan Tamil, how has been worshiping you as a god on the earth, who sees what is unseen by stupid LTTE supporters.

    kumar Friday, 08 March 2013 02:09 PM

    Yes you need to tell twice as your are a Tamil. But what will you achieve by writing under Tamil name?

    homewatch Friday, 08 March 2013 11:54 AM

    This guy wants to score some Brownie points. His only admirer is the SL Govt. No one else cares for what he utters.

    maxima Saturday, 09 March 2013 03:38 AM

    Recently he visited Sr Lanka and must have paid for this statement.

    homewatch Friday, 08 March 2013 11:57 AM

    This fellow still frightened and have nightmares about LTTE.

    Piranha Friday, 08 March 2013 06:30 PM

    This joker is a leader of a party without any supporters. Swamy is a shameless hired mouthpiece and Rajapaksa pays him to defend him.


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