07 June 2021
AMERICAN CONGRESS IS NAAM CONGRESS?
I accepted the invitation by Tamil Rights Group to join their Webinar on ‘Legal Opinion to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court’
The question I have forwarded is:
[Who is the Sri Lankan citizen (including dual) who is part of this structure?]
The reason for the above question is to know the beneficiaries of my participation – however small it may seem. Today when someone whom I had in mind when sending out my article written yesterday, thanked me for my email – it was a positive review. Every completion completes our experience at that level. Given that this other side was taken by one whom I consider to be Sri Lankan elder that completion strengthened the Sri Lankan produced by Sri Lanka. This one is neither Sinhala only nor Tamil only.
Sunday Times political editorial headed ‘Proactive professionalism the need of the hour as public unease on the rise’ refers to the American Resolution on Tamil Homeland as follows:
[A move to introduce a resolution before the United States Congress on the same lines as the one adopted in March by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva has only drawn a coarse response from the Government.
After the full text of this resolution and the implications it portends appeared in the Sunday Times (Political Commentary) last Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted with a four-paragraph statement last Wednesday. The main thrust was to charge that “it appears to be one influenced by a coterie of sympathisers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the US.” It added that it was to carry forward the separatist agenda of the LTTE, which is proscribed as a terrorist organisation in 32 countries including the USA.”]
As per my knowledge, the said Resolution was presented to the House of Representatives on 18 May 2021by:
‘Ms. ROSS (for herself, Mr. JOHNSON of Ohio, Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. SHERMAN, and Ms. MANNING)’