Chutzpah: US pushes for ‘human rights’ in Sri Lanka

United State which happens to be world’s worst human-rights violator, is in the process of helping Sri Lankan government modify Constitution in order to improve country’s bad human-rights record.

In reality, the US and India are using Sri Lanka in their desire to control the Indian Ocean in order to isolate the two emerging regional nuclear powers, China and Pakistan which India regards it regional adversaries.

On August 31, 2017, Colombo hosted a 2-day conference of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) sponsored by the India Foundation. Notably both China and Pakistan were not invited to attend the conference while Alice Wells, US acting assistant secretary of state for Central and South Asia attended the meeting along with US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Indian-born Atul Keshap and a delegate from American Jewish Committee (AJC).

American Jewish professor Dov Levin in a study claims that Washington interfered in 4 elections in Sri Lanka in order to bring the pro-Israel ruling UNP party in power. Strangely, the three major actors who played major part in this dirty game happened to be friends of Israel – John Kerry, former secretary of state, Jeffrey Feltman, the notorious anti-Hizbullah, UN under-secretary for Middle East and Victoria Nuland of Ukraine fame.

According to the India Foundation, the objective of the conference was India’s effort to counter China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean region.

Alice Wells in her address asserted that “the United States is and would continue to be an Indo-Pacific power.”

Wells also announced the first ever US-Sri Lanka naval exercise would be carried out next month.

On September 17, 2017, Tamara Kunanayakam wrote at the Defend Democracy Press: “Let’s be clear. The demands contained in the Human Rights Council resolution are not Burundi’s or Cuba’s or Russia’s or China’s. They are Washington’s. It was Yahapalana’s abject servility that made it possible for Washington to turn it into a weapon against the Sri Lankan people and their nation. As for the international financial institutions, they are dominated by Washington, which controls nearly 50% of the IMF vote share compared to Sri Lanka’s 0.19%!.”

In 2009, the Zionist entity took credit for the defeat of Tamil Tigers at the hands of Sri Lankan army based on its selling Kfir jets, Dvora and Shadag attack crafts and training of Sri Lankan soldiers. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was a close ally of Israel.

In June 2017, the Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Shelley Whiting along with Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson, Tung-Lai Margue, ambassador of the European Union and 17 other foreign diplomats condemned violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka – urging the Sri Lankan government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion.

Islam was introduced to Sri Lanka, known to Arabs as Indaleep (Island of pearls) by Muslim traders in late 7th century (here). Currently, Muslims make the third largest community (10%) after Buddhists (70%), and Hindus (12%).

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