The report of the ‘Panel of Experts’ of the Secretary General is an attempt to intervene in internal affairs of Sri Lanka for various political interests states the JVP and emphasizes that the imperialist intervention against Sri Lanka should be defeated. In a communiqué issued by its Political Bureau the JVP further states the anti-social and undemocratic role of the present regime has paved the way for such interventions and this too should be defeated.
The JVP statement in full:
The report of the ‘Panel of Experts’ appointed by Secretary General of the UNP Ban Ki-moon to advise him on the alleged human rights violations committed during the final phase of the war in Sri Lanka has been released. The political objective of the UN Secretary General to interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka, on the pretext of any issue that crops up, should be rejected. When considering the manner the Secretary General and the UNO acted in issues that cropped in many countries, it is evident that instead of the honest interest of protecting human rights or democracy in those countries, they make use of these issues for entirely deferent political objectives. The undemocratic, arbitrary and oppressive administration of President Mahinda Rajapakse should be held responsible for this as it is this administration that paved the way for the UN Secretary General to intervene in internal affairs of Sri Lanka.
It is the present regime that has allowed the UN Secretary General to act in this manner using human rights issues in Sri Lanka. During the two years since the end of the war the present regime totally failed not only to establish democracy in the country but also to protect human rights. The regime that carries out a concealed, unofficial suppression in the country against its opponents carries out a complete oppressive administration in the North of the country. The government has still not made any attempt to provide basic rights of the people living in the North and the East. The government has arbitrarily neglected establishing a civil administration for the people in these areas to live without fear or suspicion displaying to the whole world that it has no regard for human rights.
On the other hand the government has failed in diplomacy as well. While displaying a pseudo patriotism to deceive Sri Lankans by making various statements and carrying out bogus ‘deadly fasting’ feasts, the government carries out various dealings and discussions with the Secretary General and other officials of the UNO and imperialist countries without the knowledge of the people in the country. What is being targeted is the result of the idiotic acts of the government.
While rejecting the attempt to make use of the report of the ‘Panel of Experts’ of the Secretary General to intervene in internal affairs of Sri Lanka for various political interests, we emphasize that the imperialist intervention against Sri Lanka should be defeated and also the anti-social and undemocratic role of the present regime that paves the way for such interventions too should be defeated. We emphasize that the government should be forced to protect human rights of all people living in Sri Lanka and to establish democracy. We call upon all masses to rally to achieve this goal.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.