His Excellency the Permanent Delegate of ………..( delegates from 47 countries) )
Most of the Developing countries of today got their independence after the second world war. They depended on their rich colonial rulers for their development. Though the wealth of these Colonial rulers came through the exploitation of the colonies they were not generous in helping their former colonies to develop into self sufficient Sovereign States.
Aid for developing countries came from USA with conditions to discourage Communist or Socialist influence.. USA established the IMF which gave loans laying down rules to develop the countries according to their plans.
All the Aid programmes of USA and the wealthy West were a “ debt trap “ for the developing Nations. They use these Aid programmes as threats for the developing countries to stay within their circle of influence. Any country which were acting against their interest were punished by trade embargos, and sanctions. Often without concern for the suffering of men women and children as it happened in Iraq where large numbers of children died due to lack of medicine resulting from the American sanctions.
USA used its dreaded CIA to change regimes which did not follow their system of government. In 1950s USA through its CIA removed the President of Guatemala Jacobo Arbenz, Salvador Allende in Chile, Mosaddeq in Iran and Patrice Lumumba in Congo. Many are the developing countries that suffered under USA’s Foreign Policy, which was planned to thwart the development of third world countries, and punish those dare not accept their dictates. USA did not assist in the development of the third world countries, but put barriers to their development.
Now USA uses its CIA more discretely for regime change, as it has found a new means to do the same by resorting to Human Rights, Accountability, war crimes, and war tribunals as arms to interfere in to Sovereign States, and stop their development and progress. USA uses the UNO and its different agencies to punish countries. USA stopped its budgetary contribution to UNESCO because it dare accept Palestine as a Member State.
Today, USA has adopted its Foreign Policy not to counter Communism, but to establish a political strategy to assert its leadership against rival powers such as China and Russia. It does not allow the development of multiethnic countries, and resort to balkanising them.
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Crisis Group, International Jurists, Media Forum now take the place of former covert intervention by the CIA.
Sri Lanka is a country which is only seeking to develop itself and bring progress into the country and happiness to the people after suffering under a ruthless terrorism for nearly thirty years. But
USA and the International Community instead of supporting the democratically elected government in place in Sri Lanka and help in its development projects, which would assure its reconciliation process, support the pro-terrorist expatriate Tamil groups and Associations such as the Global Tamil Forum to divide Sri Lanka to set up a separate Tamil State.
President Barack Obama has not changed the aggressive self-serving Foreign Policy of the USA State Department, but unfortunately made it worse.
Therefore Your Excellency, I as an ordinary citizen of Sri Lanka, pray you not to be a partner to this deplorable plan of the USA State Department and be defiant to say NO to the USA Resolution against Sri Lanka that it is proposing to present at this session of the UNHR Council.
Trusting in you to stop this objectionable attitude of USA towards a developing country, by refusing to vote for the USA Resolution against Sri Lanka,
I remain, yours respectfully,
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Sri Lanka stands accused by USA demanding accountability for its legitimate right of eliminating a ruthless terrorist Group that devastated the Country, massacred innocent people, assassinated, a President of Sri Lanka, its Ministers, Security Officers, Intellectuals, an Indian Prime Minster, an
Army Commander, and gravely wounded the Commander of the Armed Forces, and a President.
USA considers Sri Lanka a violator of human rights for having eliminated terrorism militarily, and considers its Armed Forces are responsible for the death of 10 to 40000 Tamil civilians in the last phase of its military operations against terrorists. In making that exaggerated assessment USA State Department, conveniently leaves out the humanitarian acts of the Armed Forces during that war risking their lives to rescue 300 000 Tamil Civilians from the terrorists who were keeping them as human shields.
The prime Mover of this accusation against Sri Lanka is the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O’Blake, who when he was the Ambassador of Sri Lanka had very close contact with the hierarchy of the Sri Lanka terrorists. For him they were rebels, and he opposed a military solution against terrorism in Sri Lanka, and made every effort to stop the military operations. It was said that the USA was planning a Commando Operation to take the terrorist hierarchy to safety. It was that failure, which is the reason for the present USA resolutions against Sri Lanka.
As a Sri Lankan I am so sad that my poor country and its people that suffered nearly 30 years of terrorism, which was finally removed by a very competent government with a heroic Armed Forces to give us peace and a new lease life, is being relentlessly accused for violation of human rights, and war crimes .
The US State Department has admitted that it does not put all terrorists in to the same basket. Therefore, for the US State Department those who take arms against the ruling government and massacre and terrorise the people and assassinate the Ministers and Government Officials are only rebels, and only those who takes arms to terrorise Americans are the only ones who deserve to be called “ terrorists”.
It is a very dangerous assumption, which would be a means for” change of regimes” in developing countries, by arming rebels against a government in power.
This move of the US State Department has come to be criticised and condemned by none other than a USA Congressman Mr. Eni F.H. Faleomavaega at the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Asia and the Pacific held on 26 February,2013.
I make this appeal Your Excellency, to you to be honest to yourself and speaking to your own heart to understand the wrong US State Department is doing to my country Sri Lanka, and NOT vote for the US resolution against Sri Lanka.
In order to help you in your decision, I pray you read the statement of the US Congressman Mr.Eni F.H.Faleomavaega which I have attached.