British Baron Lord Naseby said both the UK and the US were guilty of atrocities and that the two countries should inform the UN Human Rights Commission to withdraw the resolution against Sri Lanka.
Lord Naseby, the President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group, said this after reading the UK Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee report published on June 28.
In a statement on Saturday, Lord Naseby said he was shocked and appalled that the UK should not only condone Torture and extensive mistreatment of prisoners but actually in certain cases instigate it.
“To me as a senior Politician of 44 years in Parliament whatever the threats may be, such practices are totally unacceptable. As I read the report I reflected on the nearly 30 years of fighting in Sri Lanka between the forces of the democratically elected Government and the LTTE Tamil Tigers, the worst Terrorist Body in the World and proscribed in over 30 countries: a War that only ended on May 18, 2009 with the total defeat of the Tamil Tigers,” he said.
He said now they know the truth that the UK and the US were really guilty themselves of atrocities.
“In my opinion these two nations should now tell the Human Rights Commission in Geneva to withdraw the motion against Sri Lanka.After all it is already clear that good progress is being made to find out the missing persons, enact a new Prevention of Terrorism Act and create an independent Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Both the UK and the US must know their actions total undermine the UN Charter and its Human Rights provisions,” he said.
He said even now they do not know the whole truth behind 'Detainee Mistreatment & Rendition' including torture as the UK Government have refused to publish all the material they have.
“One wonders why in terms of Sri Lanka the UK government refused to release the Gash Despatches in full. It is increasingly clear to me that these refusals may well hide data that in the case of Sri Lanka will exonerate the actions of Sri Lanka's forces or they will expose some actions that the UN/ UK/USA took to undermine Sri Lanka and their publication would in effect fully vindicate Sri Lanka,” he said.
Peter Monday, 9 July 2018 12:41
A true and honest gentleman.
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Sheri Monday, 9 July 2018 23:22
Lord Naseby if a true friend of Sri Lanka, if you did not know - have you just woken up?
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Mayadunna Monday, 9 July 2018 12:42
At least we can be happy that there are some politicians in the world who work objectively.. now our bunch (politiccos) and its supporters, who represent US and UK but not Sri Lanka, will attack him let right and center.. watch this space...
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Unchikun Monday, 9 July 2018 12:47
Well greased! Nice
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Chari Monday, 9 July 2018 13:00
Sri Lanka is not guilty of any Human Rights violations...except defeating the most ruthless Terrorist Group in the World.
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sundaram Monday, 9 July 2018 13:42
yeah, 40000 people just disappeared on their accord
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Ask and He May Answer. Monday, 9 July 2018 14:41
Hey Sundaram? Why dont you ask your daddy Prabhakaran... the most innocent man to have ever lived? He might even tell you about the 40,000 and extras which you dont account.
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Lakshitha Monday, 9 July 2018 15:39
Thotha baba ,,no innocents were killed,,we saw here in the south during JVP terrorism how innocent people were killed,,,then in nOrth they didnt kill innocent people,,just bunk
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TJ Monday, 9 July 2018 13:37
None cares for the voice from the wilderness.
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Jaliya Monday, 9 July 2018 13:43
Lord Naseby doesn't understand nor have the slightest clue of real facts before after or during the war with LTTE. It is really true the group referred to LTTE as a terror group, but the UN HRC resolution has very little to do with LTTE .. it has everything to do with human rights .. Mr. Naseby need to understand the content before speak loud in to thin air.
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Ranjan Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:39
So you a Catholic and member of the Jaliya Mafia is coming out of hiding. Traitors like you would be dealt with.
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Mohamed Azme Affan Monday, 9 July 2018 13:46
Good news, it will help the reconciliation process and also marginalize the extremists
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Unchikun Monday, 9 July 2018 13:51
As the US and the UK are also guilty of atrocities, the charge against Sri Lanka should be withdrawn. Lovely logic. Instead all three should be prosecuted.
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Matilda Ellepola Monday, 9 July 2018 13:56
Rajapaksa Bros Inc,, hard earned Dollars at work !Anyone's guess?Where is Wimale? No western conspiracy ?
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Max Monday, 9 July 2018 14:03
Will the SL govt have the brains to use the opportunity? I doubt. Because the tiger lobby is behind the yahapalanaya.
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Ceylon Monday, 9 July 2018 14:10
Any one who protect,support crimes and crimunals are criminals.every death and every arrest is acountable,must follow the civilised law.no one dead of his family so he can say this stupid nonscence.every governmebt is responsible to follow rule of law.
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Ignorance Monday, 9 July 2018 14:15
This man with Alzeimers lives in a world of his own. Ask him about 1958,1977,1983 ,Jvp insurrection, satyagraha non violent movements, burning of Jaffna public library, hundreds of rape murder , rape and murder of chundikuli girls college student in Kaithady and hundreds more he is cluless. Please ignore his old age bursts. He even dos not know what gave birth to Tamil military movements.
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jay Kay Monday, 9 July 2018 16:26
I guess this guy was sleeping with Alzeimers for last 30 years
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Nilame Monday, 9 July 2018 16:13
Hats off to you sir, always commenting positivity about Sri Lanka and speaks against those who tarnishing the image of us internationally.
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malli Monday, 9 July 2018 16:59
srilankans just love this guy
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sundaram Monday, 9 July 2018 17:01
if publishing the data will exonerate SL, we welcome it please publish and see what happens.GOSL do not want it published-that is the problem
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nimalan Monday, 9 July 2018 17:03
how much did you get from srilanka?
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Gemba's Grandma Monday, 9 July 2018 17:03
This human has more testicles than the current bunch leading our country.
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U.W.Singhe Monday, 9 July 2018 22:27
Why no prosecution of the Indian Government that trained armed and financed the terror that destroyed civil society in Sri Lanka. There is ample evidence. The present action seem to be to prosecute those who had to deal with the terror using questionable practices.Would it be too logical to start with the initiators of terror ?
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Rahul Monday, 9 July 2018 22:33
Is Ltte is terror group?That should be decided by tamil people in SL in a democratic way of voting. Until that plesse shut up all moyth.Before independence SL was created as one country by British for Adm purpose.
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Ceylon Monday, 9 July 2018 23:01
do it after giving birth to all dead.who is this inhuman man to parden all the killers???.he is a shame to mankind.shame to a great democratic country britain.
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GH Monday, 9 July 2018 23:53
Honored sir, as a gentleman, you have done your part well despite our guys appointed very LTTE leaders as the leader of Opposition and in the north Chief Minister post awarded to LTTE Second in Command.
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kumar Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:03
This guy Naseby is on Sri Lanka's permanent payroll. However no one take care of his talks.
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Truth Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:57
This Naseby guy is a joke and no one here in UK even listen to him . Lankan guys don’t waste your tax money paying this guys booze !! He is a small time politician no one takes serious
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