Sunday, May 31, 2009

Final battle in Swiss capital

The final battle of the Eelam War was not merely fought in Puthukuduirippu or Vellamulliwaikkal, it was also fought in more conducive surroundings in Geneva, and just as much as the Sri Lankan military won in Puthukuduirippu, Colombo’s government emerged victorious in the Swiss capital as well.

That was when Sri Lanka was able to convince the majority of countries to support its Resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), effectively defeating a Resolution sponsored by the European Union (EU), which called for a probe on alleged war crimes during the final phases of the military onslaught against the leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Full text