The US is hunting with the hound and running with the hare,as usual in Sri Lanka
While projecting itself as the Champion of Freedom in The World, it props up tin pot dictatorships throughout the World.
In yet another act of duplicity, while calling for action against War Crimes against Rajapakshe Government for War Crimes and the Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka, it invites a man involved in the Genocide ,Sri Lanka’s United Nations Deputy Permanent Representative Shavendra Silva, invited to speak on “defeating terrorism” at the United States Marine Corps University in New York!
To believe that that this has happened without the knowledge of The Ministry of Defense and Foreign affairs is naive.
For the US, Oil( middle east and Central Asia) and influence over China in Sri Lanka is more important.
“This invitation appears to bestow credibility to Silva, who has been accused of complicity in Mu’l'l’vaaykaal killings, and sends a wrong signal to the Tamils, as the US engages in human rights matters related to Sri Lanka. Only recently, the U.S. State Department scuttled Tamils’ efforts to pursue legal action by intervening, using the dicretionary power of the Executive Branch, in war-crimes cases against Shavendra Silva and SriLanka‘s president Rajapakse, and suggesting to the US Courts to grant immunity. These developments should convince the expatriate Tamils to view the US resolution to be submitted to the UNHCR sessions with a critical eye and with extreme suspicion to establish the real motives of the International Community,” a spokesperson for Tamils Against Genocide, a US-based activist group that seeks legal redress to Tamil war victims said.’