Sri Lanka warns India of Geneva repercussions

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    Sri Lanka warns India of Geneva repercussions


    Sri Lanka Saturday warned India of possible repercussions over Kashmir after it voted for a US resolution in Geneva on rights abuses during its war on the Tamil Tigers.

    Government spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said some countries or groups might use the vote on Sri Lanka as a precedence to bring a similar resolution on India over the Kashmir dispute, Xinhua reported.

    Sri Lanka was, however, mindful that India acted as a result of immense pressure from Tamil political parties, Abeywardena, the acting media minister, told a public meeting.
    Much to the disappointment of Colombo, India was among 24 countries which voted in support of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday.

    Fifteen countries voted against and eight abstained.

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has warned that countries which voted for the resolution would have to worry about consequences of terrorism.

    Lankapage.com quoted Rajapaksa as saying that "no external forces will be allowed to threaten the country's sovereignty".

    Speaking Friday, he vowed to continue his government's development and reconciliation programmes in the island's northeastern region that was the former war zone.
    He asked people not to fall "prey to conspirators, opportunists and traitors".

    The president commended the 15 countries which voted against "the anti-Lanka resolution for their support" and the eight nations which abstained in the 47-member UNHRC.

    Countries which voted against Sri Lanka would have to be concerned about consequences, he was quoted as saying.

    But Minister Maithreepala Sirisena pointed out that the resolution was passed with the amendments added by India to safeguard Sri Lanka from "the interferences of UN bodies".

    These amendments ensured that no intrusions can be imposed without the consent of the government, he added.

    India forced the US to amend its resolution to safeguard Sri Lanka from international intrusions by adding a clause that said the UNHRC can provide advice and technical assistance "in consultation with, and with the concurrence of, the government of Sri Lanka".

    Sri Lanka has mainly downplayed India's support to the resolution, saying New Delhi gave in to pressures from its coalition partners in Tamil Nadu who have been traditionally ranged against Colombo.

    Another minister, Dullas Alahapperuma, urged the Sri Lankan public not to hate India for supporting the resolution.

    Although India had gone the extra mile to make the resolution less "intrusive", New Delhi's siding with the West against an ally which stands by India in every platform "is seen as a betrayal", he said.

    On Saturday, The Island newspaper urged India to stop the US and its allies from intruding into Sri Lankan affairs.

    Sri Lanka warns India of Geneva repercussions

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    Aside from making itself a pawn of China in the great game, much like some other countries in the region aspire to do, there's little that Sri Lanka can do.

    ...it would be like pointing a gun to one's head and threatening suicide if SL's demands were not heeded.
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    India helped Sri lanka by diluting the resolution to huge extent.Now U.N can only advice and i think india did a mistake.
    who the fk is lanka threatening india about kashmir??

    Dont play double games with india Mr Rajpaksa,no body is going to save you in indian ocean.
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    All the neighboring countries are enemies to India? :blink:
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    Ok , so this government is so weak that now , random small countries are giving us threats.
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    Kashmir has been a dead dodo in the UNSC ever since the 1950's (correct me if I'm wrong).

    Let the lankans also try their luck with K(l)ash(nikov)mir.
    :lol:

    No my dear.

    They are only enemies of themselves. :)
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    they hardly have any diplomatic clout. what can they do about kashmir? where even US fears to tread?
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    warn you..
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    They are going to send mujahideens into Kashmir...

    ...all the way upwards from Sri Lanka.


    :rofl:
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    what the? :blink:
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    I dont think there is too much issues with the Lankans.. Only Chinese and Pakistani dudes on the forum are trying to score brownie points :)
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    Resentment of big powerful countries by small minion neighbours is natural.
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    Sri Lankans have continuously felt they have been mistreated by the Indians just as the Bengalis. The Sri Lankans believe India has armed and supported the LTTE... it may even be true as Tamils in India feel affinity to the cause of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
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    With Iran Oil Supply Dried up, Prices have gone by 60% already in the Local Market. Their Sole Refinery made with the help of Iran is Shut down. We have like 50 Million Tonnes of Idle Refinery Capacity, more than 10 Times of Sri Lanka's Demand. We should take up the Supply and Use that a Leverage against these Thugs.

    If Lanka Speaks, Oil Cut. :lol: