Tamara K’s well-crafted article reveals a devious ruse of the US and so called HR entities – all western liberal backed. While the West is busy telling us how dangerous China is, we are all distracted which allows the US and UN to quietly slip under the radar going about gathering intelligence on SL and interfering in Sri Lanka’s sovereignty which seems to count for nothing in the UN and US these days. Their ultimate goal is to drive Sri Lanka to the US side at the expense of China.
Evans of ICG Hanspeter-mock
Gareth Evans says Sri Lanka, as with other countries recently decolonized, are “sensitive” about their sovereignty as if “sensitive” is a weakness, but the US and Australia exhibit a religious zeal for their own respective sovereignties that goes well beyond cute sensitivity.
A colonial mindset still bubbles in the minds of many western political figures – a fact many have difficulty raising to consciousness. In fact, since WW2, the West have never really managed to overcome it, most notably the US and Australia who persistently demonize Asian nations that refuse to yield to their notions of democracy which is tied to their values of advancing their own interests in international relations. Colonialism is reinvented in new fluid forms, deeply embedded in Western liberal democracies to the point of being a disease.
Trump is still trying to build his infamous wall which shows soverignty isn’t fluid in international relations when applied to liberal western societies. It is only being systematically applied to decolonized countries. Why them in particular? The UN is in danger of embodying neo-colonial values, if it hasn’t already become a neo-colonial outfit and Western backed NGOs have become the weapon of choice for hijacking Asian democracies.
The author is responding here to Tamara Kunanayakam: “Swiss Power-Plays a Violation of Sovereignty,” 12 December 2019,
Thuppahi's Blog · This web site presents the interventions of MICHAEL ROBERTS in the public realm with reference to Sri Lankan political affairs. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well. ROBERTS was educated at St. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford. He taught History at Peradeniya University and Anthropology at Adelaide university. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.