Lanka to protest against Pillay

2012-05-07 02:01:11

Sri Lanka has decided to officially register its protest with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, over the role she and her staff played in adopting a resolution against the country in March last year, informed sources said yesterday. 
The Daily Mirror learns that Sri Lanka’s Permanent Secretary in Geneva Ms. Tamara Kunanayakam is working on the matter.

Informed sources said that Ms. Pillay had violated the mandate given to her by the United Nations General Assembly, and also the UN Charter. Therefore, Sri Lanka has decided to send a letter to the High Commissioner registering its protest against her. According to sources, the letter is being drafted at the moment.

Earlier, like-minded countries such as China, Russia and Cuba also said that the UNHRC had violated the Charter in the adoption of a resolution against Sri Lanka.

The United States-sponsored resolution was adopted on March 23, 2012 at the UNHRC with the vote, 24 to 15 with eight abstentions. The government carried out an exhaustive campaign to strike down this resolution which they believed was a high-handed action by world powers to infringe on sovereign rights of the country.

The resolution called on the Sri Lankan government to carry out the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
According to the resolution, the UN High Commissioner is required to submit a report on the measures taken by the government to address human rights, to its session scheduled for March, next year. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 30

  • Ray Silva Monday, 7 May 2012 02:44

    Yes !!! We should protest against these Tamils who are trying to do a Show Off here in our independant soveriegn state.
    Still we did these with the World Bank, UNHCR, etc. etc and they still believe us

    Reply : 135       76

    Yuri Monday, 7 May 2012 10:29

    until you hold the Tamils Tail this Island will be third world. Guarantee . Sri Lanka do not have the guts to rule the Tamils

    Reply : 29       33

    Cynic Monday, 7 May 2012 11:47

    GOSL should set its own House in order, before Protesting. The only thing the GOSL seems to be good at, is Protesting against others, not about its own Inaction!

    Reply : 14       59

    niyaz Monday, 7 May 2012 12:39

    Judging by the negative responses this sure has got a lot of people hopping mad. We have been the punching bag for too long. Its time to give back what comes around.

    Reply : 21       24

    Daya Monday, 7 May 2012 03:02

    what they failed to realized was, in fact SL is indirectly fighting against US and it''s alleys.

    Reply : 25       122

    NAK Monday, 7 May 2012 03:35

    Way to go! Attack is the best form of defence.Weakest link is the best place to start.

    Reply : 42       92

    niyaz Monday, 7 May 2012 03:44

    Better late than never. She should have been kicked out a long time ago. Its people like her who create problems when there are none.

    Reply : 109       87

    Faz Monday, 7 May 2012 03:58

    Sri Lanka Government very clever in confront with international community. What will be the end? Win/Surrender.

    Reply : 59       53

    Yehiya Monday, 7 May 2012 04:02

    Late decisions never solve the problems. Problems can't hide. Come out with solution for problems. Navaneetham pillai is in top of world administration.

    Reply : 57       100

    Senaka Fernando Monday, 7 May 2012 10:03

    What are the problems yehia?

    Reply : 27       12

    MangoMan Monday, 7 May 2012 04:11

    Why this government is going forever on a wrong way?

    Reply : 47       117

    sltk2004 Monday, 7 May 2012 04:43

    I think what we should do is act according to the things that we have already agreed to, without wasting time and effort on un-necessary protests.

    Otherwise in the end there will be a mad rush for protests, counter claims, delegations going here and there, and ultimately we'll be in trouble again.

    Reply : 19       88

    Prof Hemantha wickra Monday, 7 May 2012 05:04

    Pillay, OBVIOUISLY, is a SA born Tamil woman and, to start with, UN should not have had her to handle this

    Reply : 65       57

    RUWAN Monday, 7 May 2012 05:15

    Good move,Brilliant

    Reply : 75       44

    Jay Monday, 7 May 2012 06:30

    Francois Gerard Georges Hollande President of France ... good news for Srilanka

    Reply : 22       36

    aj Monday, 7 May 2012 06:37

    Mokkans Lanka. time not good for lanka.

    Reply : 23       54

    Dasun Monday, 7 May 2012 13:10

    Ltte paawam da. There time already pass

    Reply : 19       5

    garawi Monday, 7 May 2012 06:58

    The horse has escaped, no point in closing the stall.

    Reply : 23       46

    R.Dias.dias Monday, 7 May 2012 07:15

    There goes again..........

    Reply : 13       33

    noor Monday, 7 May 2012 07:15

    What protest again and again, why we are so arrogant with international body, understand and take action to solve the existing issues and see changes from international bodies.

    Reply : 27       71

    Jay Ranaweera Monday, 7 May 2012 12:30

    What are the issues???

    Reply : 30       6

    Sri Minnal Monday, 7 May 2012 09:38

    No point in making complaint ahainst Navi Piilay. She is honest and not like our criminal politicians.

    Reply : 8       45

    Saskia Monday, 7 May 2012 09:55

    Your protest will have no effects at all. It is just waste of time and money. You can better use that money to help the people of your country.

    Reply : 6       35

    Rangan Monday, 7 May 2012 11:18

    Why not Hilary?
    Why not Darusman & his team?
    Why not David Miliband?

    They all need lessons too!

    Reply : 15       19

    comeon Monday, 7 May 2012 15:00

    Ya ya. SLseems to have too many enemies. Why?

    Reply : 6       27

    silva Monday, 7 May 2012 11:29

    why you cry because you lost due to your crime, whole world knows what is srilanka up to. thief cannot be a judge but srilankan government wants this.

    Reply : 5       37

    Mr John Frazer Monday, 7 May 2012 11:35

    I think Human Rights, Navi Pillay has been partial not been biased in cornering the politicians or the country under any circumstances. She has gone on the books.
    Whole of middle east was supporting Sri Lanka this is not because they like the country it’s because Middle itself does not have a good human rights record compared to the developed countries.

    Reply : 11       32

    Mims Monday, 7 May 2012 12:13

    Wow our country is fast getting the reputation for constantly blaming other countries, officials, international bodies,. anything and anyone who points to our failures.
    It seems blame is dispersed everywhere else but not where it should start at, at our leadership.

    Reply : 10       34

    Asanka Monday, 7 May 2012 12:18

    Protesting because she is a Tamil and she pointed out the massacre? Didn't help to sweep it under the carpet?

    Reply : 9       39

    simmon Monday, 7 May 2012 12:33

    if any one is doing their job properly it is the habit of srilankans to protest there is nothing strange about this.look at the countries joining srilanka china,russia and cuba we all know what a great human rights record they have.i think the srilankan representative in geneva has nothing else to do

    Reply : 11       40

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