UNCHR and Sri Lanka – How predicament set off hybrid resolution
Wendell W Solomons
A diplomatic and media movement was carried out for years by the West to tarnish Sri Lanka’s Rajapakse-led government. However, in a January 2015 poll — by his own design or through other circumstances — Mahinda Rajapakse suddenly dropped out of government office .
The incoming Western-oriented UNF government could now be injured by the agenda which was being staged via the UNCHR in Geneva. Therefore the West had to keep its UNF ally from being burnt in a calamity meant for the previous Rajapakse government.
The US stepped forward to lead out of the predicament. The State Department was, however, unable to eat its own words to rework its Sri Lanka policy speedily . So It was left to compose an amateur, hodgepodge new agenda to protect its UNF ally at the UNCHR conference in September 2015.
The UNF has now to convert Disneyland-like narrative into policy in Sri Lanka. The narrative, however, conflicts with law and Constitution so clearly that individual members of the UNF government have spoken to tone down the mix-up which the originators had termed ‘hybrid.’ On October 12 a declaration by 71 university academics appeared in “The Island” newspaper and saw the hybrid as a muddle.