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Appeal to UNSG: Leave Sri Lanka Alone

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As grateful and longstanding friends of Sri Lanka, we Palestinians express our deepest concern over the repeated attempts made by Secretary General of UN Ban – Ki – Moon in association with U.S. State Department to launch a war crime probe against Sri Lanka. We also vehemently condemn any such attempt as we are fully convinced that no such crimes were committed by the government of Sri Lanka during its war against the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world.

We are aware that western imperialists having failed to divide Sri Lanka and create a separate state for the terrorist group called LTTE are now trying to drag Sri Lanka and its leaders before various tribunals having prepared reports based on information provided by the interested groups now living in western countries

We understand that these elements have bribed and funded various groups and individuals to campaign against Sri Lanka.

The so called probe team appointed by Secretary General of United Nations is nothing but a kangaroo court bent on punishing Sri Lanka that is developing faster than any country in the world.

It is a fact that all international financial organizations like World Bank, Asian Development Bank etc had praised the development effort of Sri Lanka.

On the humanitarian angle Sri Lanka has rehabilitated the former terrorists and child soldiers and they are now either employed or engaged in higher education.

As Palestinians we feel ashamed about the role played by Secretary General of United Nations when he has miserably failed to address the grievances of the millions of Palestinians who continue to be under occupation suffering under the iron boots of Israel for the last 63 years.

He cannot be blind to the fact that majority of the Palestinians live as refugees in foreign countries with no right of return. Those within West Bank and Gaza continue to suffer facing death, destruction and many other atrocities. At least three Palestinians are being killed every day. Many are injured. The arrests are numerous. Demolishing of houses and annexations of land and houses are very common.

Coming to the crimes committed in Gaza in the 22 day war in 2008 – 2009 by killing over than 1400 Palestinians and injuring many more, UNSG is silent and is scared to talk of war crimes committed by Israel. There is ample recorded evidence to prove that crimes were committed. But UNSG prefers to go after an innocent friendly country like Sri Lanka.

In spite of its internal unsettled situation Palestinians are conscious of the conspiracies of the West to harass Sri Lanka. Arab and Islamic world cannot be silent witnesses when a close friend like Sri Lanka is being targeted with fabricated allegations.

With regard to the US involvement in this attack on Sri Lanka is concerned we quote below the advice of China to US. “We advice the US side to reflect on its own human rights issues and not to position itself as a preacher of human rights and stop using the issue of human rights reports to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs”.

We Palestinians appeal to the leaders of Arab and Islamic countries to come forward at once and bring pressure upon Secretary General Ban – Ki – Moon, to abandon his plans to harass Sri Lanka. Instead we kindly invite him to draw his attention to the plight of the Palestinians specially those in Gaza. – Asian Tribune By Nihad Issa – Ramallah


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April 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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