Countering LTTE propaganda
Nov 22, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Extracts from the Olcott oration delivered by Sri Lankan Ambassador to Beligium, Luxembourg and the European Union Ravinath Aryasinha at Ananda College, Colombo on November 6, 2010 First part of this article was published yesterday
It is also significant that while the joint letter by HRW, AI and ICG, received wide international coverage, the response by the LLRC and later External Affairs Ministry received scant attention.
Nor have I seen any acknowledgement from the many, who for long have kept complaining, on the far reaching interim recommendations made by the LLRC- concerning those in detention, relating to private land in the former conflict areas, disarming any armed group carrying illegal weapons, transacting official business in one’s own language and facilitating livelihood efforts, the implementation for which the Government of Sri Lanka set up an Inter-Agency Advisory Group (IAAG). Such actions cast serious doubts about assertions being made by these NGOs.