Once again, the Sri Lankan military are putting on a seminar with the aim of perpetrating the "Sri Lanka Model" - the Sri Lankan method of committing war crimes and getting away with it.
Britain and the USA have pulled out of previous seminars under pressure. Lets make them do it again.
|USA||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|United Kingdom||Attending||Click here to write to them|
Last time there was a seminar like this, the UK and South Africa pulled out after a major national outcry. Click here to read the whole story.
Yet now we hear at least nineteen nations will be attending a three day seminar "under the theme “Towards Lasting Peace and Stability” from 8 August 2012 to 10 August 2012".
History tells us that these conferences are cynical political stunts, not genuine attempts at dialogue. They serve to whitewash the reputation of, Gotabhaya Rajapaska - a brutal autocrat against whom there are significant allegations of war crimesand to deepen the Sri Lankan military's control of the reconcilliation process in Sri Lanka and so sideline civilan efforts.
The Governments below are also allegedly attending the seminar. Please email to them and ask them to change their mind*.
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|China||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|India||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Iran||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Iraq||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Kenya||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Malaysia||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Maldives||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|the Netherlands||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Nepal||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Nigeria||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Pakistan||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Saudi Arabia||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Thailand||Attending||Click here to write to them|
|Uganda||Attending||Click here to write to them|
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The seminar's host is Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
This is how he talks to journalists:
And this is how he referred to a British Nurse on allegations of rapes in the IDP camps