There has been news of the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka lately. For this reason, UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon has proposed that a special three member committee should be appointed to look into the matter. The Sri Lankan Army has been alleged to commit human rights violations and war crimes. Following this, the US State Department has submitted report on human rights violations committed by the Sri Lankan Government. These two issues are of great concern for the people of the nation.
The Sri Lankan Government has no doubt protested against these issues however it has not been much successful in protecting human rights in the nation. It has however raised a question against the United Nations allegations pointing the failure of the United Nations to oppose when the US Army was violating the human rights in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel and in some middle-eastern countries. Why the United Nations now speaking out against the alleged violations of human rights in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Army?
Sri Lanka is facing challenges at recent times. Sri Lanka should strive to maintain cordial international relations which can be possible through reliable discussions. Sri Lanka has been successful in eradicating terrorism from its land. Furthermore, the LTTE terrorism or the armed forces are becoming extinct in Sir Lanka however Tamil communalism is actively evident. The country should adopt policy which will help it to defeat communalism from its roots.