Sri lanka sexting
The Sri Lankan government must respond with similar courage and honesty.
It will take enormous political will on the part of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to lead the Sinhalese people in a process of introspection and self-criticism.
The most common age of these children is 13 or 14, but younger people, as the standout case indicates, are also taking up the practice.
Every sentient being knows that childhood is disappearing.
After meeting with Sri Lankan leaders in Colombo last month, US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal told reporters: “We support efforts to create a credible domestic process for accountability and reconciliation.” India’s known support to Sri Lanka at the council will also work in the island nation’s favor.
It would not be surprising if the resolution limits international assistance to technical support.
Recently though, a report made me realize I’ve been too dismissive.
It concerned a 5-year-old English boy who was investigated by police for allegedly sexting.
Rajapaksa lost the elections, but is not politically irrelevant.
Ahilan Kadirgamar, an activist and researcher based in the northern city of Jaffna, said: “The accountability process and the process to find a political solution will be a test for Sri Lanka’s divided polity to work together and move forward at this opportune moment.”The current draft of the US-sponsored resolution, by some reports, has a passing reference to a “political settlement” among other conciliatory efforts.
“The resolution must speak of a political solution,” said TNA leader and Sri Lanka’s Leader of Opposition R. “If there has to be an assurance of non-occurrence, there is a need for a comprehensive resolution of the Tamil question,” he said.
The politics of the Human Rights Council and the reality of geopolitics are, after all, not mutually exclusive.
Departing from its earlier Sri Lanka policy, the United States now appears more inclined to back the country’s proposed domestic inquiry.