NFF proclaims UN official’s ‘ill-famed statement’ a violation of sovereignty
July 20, 2017 04:16 pm
National Organizer of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Piyasiri Wijenayaka stated that no Sri Lankan citizen had asked UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson or anyone else to probe into the “dark, closed chapter of the terror-stricken of LTTE.”
Issuing a letter to the Office of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, released to the media today (20), Piyasiri Wikenayaka made the declaration on behalf of the NFF, in response to a statement made by the UN Special Rapporteur, Ben Emmerson.
The NFF spokesperson elaborated that the mass media had reported that Emmerson, in a media conference held in Colombo on July 14, had stated that Sri Lanka had failed to comply with the promises made to the UN Human Rights Commission in 2015 and 2016, to the effect of investigating into the human rights violations during the LTTE insurrection.
He stated that the party “vehemently” condemned Emerson’s statement with “due despise”, on the grounds that it was “an interference to the internal affairs of a sovereign country and a hypocritical utterance of a representative of the neo-imperialists.”
Wijenayaka pointed out that besides Russia, Sri Lanka was the only country that had succeeded in defeating “a barbarous terrorist group” that claimed uncountable lives in a protracted war for thirty years.
Emmerson has very conveniently neglected the true human rights violations being continually practised all over the world and even in their own countries by their masters; i.e. USA and Britain and their allies, he said.
He then questioned as to why Emmerson and his superiors kept quiet on killings of suspects of recent terrorist attacks in USA, Britain, Germany and other western counties.
If those killings were reasonable and justifiable as the suspects appeared to be terrorists, why then, is Sri Lanka an exception? he pressed.
“The obvious naked truth”, he said, was that Sri Lanka was being singled out and targeted as it was a small country that was not part of the Western Hemisphere and not inhabited by fair-skinned human beings.
He also declared that whilst a handful of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) may have aligned with Emmerson’s bloc, the general public had not.
“What our people wholeheartedly need and wish is to forget that bloody history and march [towards] prosperity as a peaceful country,” he said, explaining that the present government was also attempting to work towards achieving this goal hailing down from the time of the Rajapaksa government.
"Turn your dirty, accusing fingers not toward us but towards your own countries, where the black people are beaten and killed on the streets in broad daylight just because they were born as blacks; where the anti-Semitism is the law of the day; where the unexpressed death warrant has been issued on Julius Asange, the founder of WikiLeaks, just because by publishing some documents he opened a window to the dark, ugly face of the true American State,” he retorted.
Upon concluding his letter, NFF National Organizer Piysiri Wijenayaka reiterated his party’s condemnation of the UN rapporteur’s “ill-famed statement”, and called upon USA and their allies to “take their "unholy hands" off our country, and asked that Sri Lanka be allowed to prosper peacefully as a sovereign nation.