The SOS message arrived after Sri Lanka's 52-member delegation -- which was a heavy burden on the country's purse -- returned to Colombo early this week from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva. The breather from the on-going 19th sessions was in the belief that the United States-backed resolution on Sri Lanka would be moved only later this month. So much so, the delegation leader, the President's human rights special envoy and Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe chose to undertake a visit to Japan, return to Colombo and later get back to Geneva. That visit was connected to issues over tea in his capacity as Minister of Plantation Industries. [ full story ]
Comments [ 4 ]:
What lessons, there is nothing to learn. We are doing the right thing. With war = only this much of HR. Without war = little more HR. If things turn much better = we give more HR. We are simply striking a balance between human rights and national security.
- Mar 10, 2012 23:22:03 GMT
They just want to buy time and cheat the civilized world with commissions and committees, not interested in solving the problems of Tamil, they know only solution of wipe out the Tamils, grab the land and resources with the help of Muslims and few Paramilitary operates in the North and east like Douglas, Karuna and KP.
- Mar 11, 2012 9:30:38 GMT
Singhalese do not even know the meaning of Human Rights, they don't even know how to respect the dead, they don't know how to respect the Graves of departed, they are simply incorrigible idiots who doesn't want to learn how the Civilised world functions.
- Mar 11, 2012 12:18:42 GMT
It is very difficult to teach neanderthals any lessons. Please don't call Sinhalese civilized, they dont even know the meaning of vilification or humanity
- Mar 12, 2012 10:40:35 GMT
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