Petition for the White House re: not bringing counter-productive war crimes charges at this point in time - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/safeguard-sovereignty-sri-lanka-and-not-pass-resolution-against-sri-lanka-alleged-war-crimes/VvwB6LgR
Sri Lanka needs more time to recover from a brutal 29 year long civil war. While the Sri Lankan government has done a lot for peace & reconciliation since the war ended 5 years ago, and there is a lot more to do, calls for war crimes charges by the UN & US at this point will help no one. Check it out & sign the petition if you agree.
From the letter:
"This is a witch hunt against my people who have suffered enough with terrorism for nearly 29 years that we who live in the US do not understand. The threat of a third resolution against Sri Lanka due to impatience, with unreal expectations of what you believe should have been accomplished in a short period of 5 years, fails to credit the work completed and currently in progress. Demanding more that is humanly impossible in 4 years following a 29 year war of destruction is counterproductive to moving forward with the momentum gained so far."
"The threat of economic and political sanctions is viewed by individuals and other nations as a death sentence to deprive civilians as we have seen happen in other countries with US imposed sanctions. This is no way to protect human rights by taking away rights of other nations and its people."
Read the full letter here - http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/02/25/memo-to-the-us-congress-and-senate-regarding-the-unhrc-resolution-re-the-geneva-unhrc-resolution-in-march-2014-against-sri-lanka/