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US, other powerful nations bullied countries to support UN resolution: Lanka

Agencies: Columbo 2012/03/24 14:17

Sri Lanka has rejected a UN resolution urging it to seek an independent investigation into government atrocities carried out in country's 26-year civil war against the Tamil Tigers in 2009, saying countries were bullied into supporting the resolution against it by the US and other "powerful countries".

The country's Foreign Minister, G L Peiris, said the nations, which supported Sri Lanka were "acutely conscious of the danger of setting a precedent which enables ad hoc intervention by powerful countries in the internal affairs of other nations".

"The government would not bow to international demands for an inquiry", The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Peiris, as saying.

The UN's 47-member Human Rights Council has passed the resolution, which called on Sri Lanka to allow an independent probe into allegations the government committed war crimes against the separatist Tamil Tigers.

24 to 15 with 8 abstentions--the resolution would have failed if India had not come to that vote pre-bullied by the CM of Tamil Nadu and her barber rival

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/new-and-updated/928246/0

According to the paper, any probe could be acutely uncomfortable for the Sri Lankan government, reaching to the very top of the Rajapaksa family-dominated administration.

Meanwhile, people launched mass protests in Sri Lanka, condemning the UN, and carrying pictures of Rajapaksa, who, they say, freed their country from terrorism.

:thumbs: On this score, the Sinhalas got it!


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US, other powerful nations bullied countries to support UN resolution: Lanka

Agencies: Columbo 2012/03/24 14:17

Sri Lanka has rejected a UN resolution urging it to seek an independent investigation into government atrocities carried out in country's 26-year civil war against the Tamil Tigers in 2009, saying countries were bullied into supporting the resolution against it by the US and other "powerful countries".

The country's Foreign Minister, G L Peiris, said the nations, which supported Sri Lanka were "acutely conscious of the danger of setting a precedent which enables ad hoc intervention by powerful countries in the internal affairs of other nations".

"The government would not bow to international demands for an inquiry", The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Peiris, as saying.

The UN's 47-member Human Rights Council has passed the resolution, which called on Sri Lanka to allow an independent probe into allegations the government committed war crimes against the separatist Tamil Tigers.

24 to 15 with 8 abstentions--the resolution would have failed if India had not come to that vote pre-bullied by the CM of Tamil Nadu and her barber rival

http://www.indianexp...pdated/928246/0

According to the paper, any probe could be acutely uncomfortable for the Sri Lankan government, reaching to the very top of the Rajapaksa family-dominated administration.

Meanwhile, people launched mass protests in Sri Lanka, condemning the UN, and carrying pictures of Rajapaksa, who, they say, freed their country from terrorism.

:thumbs: On this score, the Sinhalas got it!

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What is Sri Lanka and why does the U.S. hate it?unsure.gif

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What is Sri Lanka

A teardrop-shaped island country about 50 km off India's coast.
and why does the U.S. hate it?unsure.gif
On that question, I'm not sure either.

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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