Sri Lanka said that UN system and member states, including the Human Rights Council, must follow due process and be guided by objective criteria in assessing developments in Sri Lanka.
“The UN system and member states, including the Human Rights Council, must follow due process and be guided by objective criteria in assessing developments in Sri Lanka, and not allow rump elements of the LTTE based overseas, some Tamil diaspora groups and others with vested interests, to ‘hijack’ multilateral processes to serve their narrow agendas,” Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha said.
He made this comment during a discussion with Ambassador Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General, United Nations Office in Geneva, after presenting credentials accrediting him as Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva to Ambassador Tokayev on July 19.
Ambassador Aryasinha, while affirming Sri Lanka's deep commitment to the UN multilateral system, expressed his firm intention to undertake a multi-faceted dialogue with the UN and its mechanisms in Geneva, including in fields such as disarmament and intellectual property where Sri Lanka has played a prominent role, as well as in the humanitarian affairs arena where Sri Lanka's experience could provide useful insights. As Sri Lanka was committed to respectful engagement with the UN system, reciprocally there was also need on the part of all of Sri Lanka's interlocutors to appreciate the difficult tasks that had been achieved by the government over the past three years since the defeating of LTTE terrorism, a statement from the Geneva mission said quoting the ambassador Aryasinha.
Immediately prior to taking up his new assignment, Ambassador Aryasinha was Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission with Ambassador rank in the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington D.C. and in the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi.
Lord Buddha could preach the philosophy of given up a luxurious life as he was born to royalty. Similarly Sri Lanka should be sitting on a high platform to preach to the UN. Sri Lanka is not on a such a platform. It is on the floor.
Gune Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:19 PM
Wish you good luck
Mason Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:32 PM
Likewise the country too should follow due process in the administration of the day to day affairs, without being partial.
buffaloa citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:33 AM
Worse...Sri Lanka has done many criminal acts under the floor and trying best to cover up using concrete.
buffaloa citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:43 AM
The common accussation from the world is that crimes against humanity was committed in the north. Without talking shop all the time, why dont we allow an independent investigation and finish it off? That makes you a coward, aint it?
CITIZEN Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:48 AM
Come on Ambassador. Teach a lesson or two to Moon. But, hope it would not be the proverbial "Barking at the Moon ...."
V Andrew Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:05 AM
Before preaching to the UN to follow due process, why not clean our own backyard bt following due process? Let us start by following due process to bring justice to the murdered, raped and tortured. Let us follow due process in handling all Human Rights abuses, corruption, etc. The list of things that we should follow due process is endless.
Minister Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:49 AM
Ariyasinghe looks clean, but is it the same in what he is presenting to UN?
gayan cabral Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:05 AM
stop the talk and walk the walk losers!
Nodrog Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:15 AM
How come no one questions the still active and well-known LTTE support groups and organizations about their crimes against humanity?
union Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:57 AM
Over the past 3 years there is no changes or any genuine attmpt by political leaders. Rather they became "master of evasion"of "master in making statements". Nefore you tell the UN come back to Sri Lanka and correct all ths garbages including the crime committed to minority civilians.
buffaloa citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:46 AM
The LTTE committed crimes against humanity, thus they are classified terrorists, banned and need to be banned forever. It has now become a joke when sinhalese sing the old baila song labelling everybody as LTTE or LTTE supporters for questioning on tamil human and political rights and crimes against that community. Thus according to the sinhalese, even UN is now a pro LTTE organisation. This is height of blind ignorance, that too under the scrutiny of the IC.
lankan Thursday, 26 July 2012 01:46 PM
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