Sunday, March 18, 2012

Defence Secy. responds to C4 allegations

By Shamindra Ferdinando

Having failed to throw a fresh lifeline to the LTTE, an irate former British Foreign Secretary David Wright Miliband called President Mahinda Rajapaksa and senior Sri Lankan political and military figures liars. ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields II: War Crimes Unpunished’ telecast on Wednesday in support of the US-led bid to move a resolution at the current session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) targeting GoSL, quoted Miliband as having made the remark during a discussion with US Diplomats in Colombo. Miliband’s remark wouldn’t have been in the public domain if not for the whistle-blowing website Wiki Leaks, which had now exposed hundreds of thousands of classified US military and diplomatic cables.

Miliband made his bid in the third week of April 2009. Read more...