Sun. May 26th, 2019

Colombo Gazette

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US hails fight against corruption in Lanka

USA flag_CIThe United States today commended the people of Sri Lanka for restoring democratic institutions and combating corruption.

In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council at the 29th session in Geneva today, the US delegation urged the Sri Lankan Government to continue on its path of ensuring accountability and reconciliation.

The US delegation also said that it looks forward to reading the report on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in August.

The report is to be formally submitted to the UN Human Rights Council at the September session but will be made available to diplomatic missions in August. (Colombo Gazette)

5 thoughts on “US hails fight against corruption in Lanka

  1. If this is the democracy USA wants? Then, we need to redefine democracy.
    For a start, how can it be democratic to select a Prime Minister from a minority party, and arbitrarily sideline the existing elected Government? Today the President is using his draconian powers to pick and choose people he likes, to powerful positions..
    Where is the accountability in respect of the Central Bank bond issue causing an estimated 50 billion loss to the nation.

  2. India created the Tamil armed groups, but never intended to support the war for decades because India hasn’t had resources to do so. Indo-Lanka agreement in 1987 was the evidence that India wanted conclude the war in Sri Lanka. However, the West supported the LTTE indirectly through the Tamil diaspora to have a foothold in Sri Lanka, in order to control the Indian Ocean. President Mahinda Rajapaksa eliminated the LTTE, even though the Western governments tried their best to save the LTTE. Sadly, President Mahinda Rajapaksa wasn’t smart enough to save himself, and the country by securing his leadership. President Mahinda Rajapaksas didn’t understand how important to govern the country in truth as Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. The West eventually will punish Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  3. We have notice that change of RULE OF GOVERANCES in Sri lanka 2015 January by MS leadership that combined with UNP-Ranil.W… of orthodox and conservative Primer has naked violated following principle of Democratic norms.

    Rule of Law has been undermined by MS ruling junta. advice and direction form the UNP-Primer.
    “the effect of the Habeas Corpus Act 1679 was reaffirm old principle of relief from arbitrary arrest, first granted by Magna Carta 1215, and to provide a short and easy process of established the fact of illegal detention. It put an end to the practice of arbitrary imprisonment by junta rulers.”

    Sri lanka’s Parliamentary system of government and rule of law is pillar of capitalist democracy, ours majority of people that had been accepted system of governances long before since 1948.

    We as nation few of developing countries in the world ,who has been apply such pattern of respected democracy in the world last 67 years.

    US administration has to an identify and recognized Sri lanka’s stand . And NOT THAT UNDERMNED OURS DEMOCRAC by encourage anti-establishment elements by US .
    As President Truman said ‘Truman took pride above all in its human and democratic values’….. And Truman said more’ than that we totally defeated our enemies and then brought them back to the community of nations’…

    US currant administration has learn lessons from Late President Truman version and vision of valued democracy has been practices by Sri lanka nation after defeated LTTE ruthless Tamil terrorist in 2009 May.

    We are adopting participatory of democracy system of governances ,but ours economy system and model be different from US lead giant economy.

    We want more sustainability model and path of Capitalism in Sri lanka ,that is ground reality is take into account.

    Ours superstructures of political democracy, religion ,culture and civilizations 2600 is dramatically different from US, EU and UK countries and Christian base Western civilization.
    We, as nation, even though accepts democracy of west ,but is quite unreasonable and unjust US try to imposed your rules of Human Right that political games against People of Sri lanka sovereignty and Territorial Integrity , independence and Democracy.

    That is not the type of democracy that cannot accepts by Sri Lankan; ,what is that US believed by her political traditions since 1776 Declaration of Independence of USA against that own founding father respected and accepts by own Independent version of democracy.

    ” when in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which connected them with another, and assume among the power of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature ‘s god entitle them ,a DECENT RESPECT TO THE OPINONS OF MANKIND REQUIRED that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation” T

    This what the PEOPLE of Sri lanka want ongoing present context of democracy to respected by US current administration .

  4. US condemns all terrorist attacks in the world including isolated small incidents. However, it is a surprise that they did not comment on Tamil Tiger Terrorist attacks which killed thousands of innocent people, irrespective of ethnic background. People expect US to be fair for everyone.

  5. This topic should be changed as “US hails fight against Rajapaksa in Lanka” as Us never suggested to settle Sinhalese and Muslim people in North to bring reconciliation in meaningful way. We expect US to suggest this as apart of reconciliation.

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