Sri Lanka cautions UN against selective political agendas

Sri Lanka today cautioned the United Nations (UN) against selective political agendas.

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha, speaking at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, said that the UN must not be allowed to be hijacked by actors accountable to none with selective political agendas.

He also said that the UN must respect decisions taken regarding domestic matters.

Aryasinha called on the UN not to be misled by entities with vested interest.

“As the UN approaches its 75th anniversary next year, this is an excellent opportunity to assess its successes and failures including its engagement with Member States. Partnerships fostered between Member States and the UN, over seven decades based on trust and equity must not be compromised and allowed to be hijacked by actors accountable to none and with selective political agendas. With change in the landscape of global politics, particularly with the emergence of non-state actors, as an organization composed of and driven by sovereign Member States, it is vital, that primacy and respect be given to decisions taken by member states, regarding essentially domestic matters,” he said.

Sri Lanka urged for greater efforts within the UN to revitalize multilateralism, driven by equality in order to make the world body more cohesive, relevant and responsive to the needs of all Member States.

Aryasinha said that the UN must also desist from making decisions without a valid consultative process, as its work has to be always member state driven.

“Failure to do so will not only vilify this august body and negate the values that it represents, but will also break the trust of Member States, jeopardizing the partnership with the UN,” he said.

The Foreign Secretary was representing President Maithripala Sirisena at the UN General Assembly.

The President had withdrawn from the session owing to his busy schedule back home.

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  1. The truthful history of the island of SL is that Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam did not originate from within this country. They were brought from outside. Buddhism is not a religion. It is a philosophy and does not believe in the truth of a supernatural creator God.

    SWRD Bandaranayake (SWRD) was a many generation Evangelical Christian. He became the Prime Minister, who brought Democracy, freedom, education and happiness to ALL the people of all races, religion or status in SL. He practiced the Christian values of love justice, kindness and humility.

    His wife Srimavo and daughter Chandrika admitted their secrets as Evangelical Christians when they met in Singapore, an Evangelical Christian Pastor Ruth, who came from Israel. Pastor Ruth prayed for the knee problem of Srimavo and prophesied to Srimavo and Chandrika.

    A prophesy is a secret supernatural revelation by God to His servant (Amos 3:7) Prophesy comes from a close relationship of man or woman to God.

    SJV Chelvanayakam QC (SJV) an Evangelical Christian, the most educated Civil Lawyer, became the leader and founder of Federal Party, trying to gain the rights of Tamils in Ceylon.. He was a political and spiritual leader, who practiced non violence.

    With a view to solve Tamil demand, SWRD signed Bandaranayake- Chelvanayakam Pact (BC Pact) with elected Tamil leader SJV , elected by about 70% of indigenous Tamils, living in the North and East of the island, to obtain the legitimate and negotiated rights of Tamils, SWRD was later shot by a Buddhist monk and died 60 years ago.

    Buddhist monks and the UNP led, by JR Jeyawardene, marched from Kandy and forced SWRD to tear off the pact, which SWRD did. And SWRD prophesied “This country has lost a chance for Peace”..
    Later, in 1970’s, SJV prophesied in Jaffna “God only can save Tamils”.

    Since 1958, political Hegemony by Buddhist Monks started to rule and reign and all political parties except JVP, promoted it whilst in power, and we had 4 major armed rebellions in SL.

    I read a letter, typed on TULF party logo head paper, dated in 1970’s, signed by SJV, addressed to the Tamils living overseas, about getting the rights of Tamils in Ceylon and the obstruction to it by Buddhism.

    He prophesied “ we have tried everything. It is not possible to get Tamil rights from Inside Ceylon. It is the Tamils outside who must work from the countries in which they live and get the rights for Tamils in Ceylon” .

    The interpretation of the prophesy, which is God’s will for Tamils is as follows;

    a) The obstruction for granting of Tamil rights is not the monks, not the Sinhalese but Buddhist hegemony initiated and developed by Sinhala politicians.
    b) Tamils and the TNA must, first destroy from inside Ceylon, Buddhist Hegemony, without bargaining for Tamil rights in vain.
    c) Allow Tamil diaspora to win the rights from outside countries.

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