Norway and the United Kingdom have expressed their views supporting the proposal against Srilanka. According to reports, several other countries are planning to support the proposal submitted by the United States of America to the Human Rights Conference being held in Geneva. Since, Norway and the United Kingdom have already expressed their views supporting the proposal, the European Union, which contains 27 countries, have stated they will support the proposal. Eight countries in the European Union are members of the Human Rights Council.
In addition, the State of Tamilnadu in India is urging the Indian New Delhi government to support the proposal because India cannot be with Pakistan and China.
The U.S.Proposal states that recommendations of the Srilankan Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission should be immediately activated. The United Nations should be allowed to monitor the proceedings, sources say.
Pakistan known as Bin Laden safe house, "Bin Laden compound in Pakistan was once an ISI safe house." Pakistan opposes both Norway and the USA in the UN but Norway is the biggest nation from Europe to invest in the economy of Pakistan. Norway currently invests nearly $2b in Pakistan.
Pakistan, China ink currency swap deal
China's central bank said that it has signed a 10-billion-yuan ($1.6 billion) currency swap deal with the State Bank of Pakistan.
The agreement will last for three years and is extendable by mutual consent, according to a statement posted on the website of the People's Bank of China (PBOC).
“China is fishing in troubled waters,”
Even India, Sri Lanka’s long-time ally and traditionally the dominant power in South Asia, has found itself sidelined in the past three years — to its obvious irritation. “China is fishing in troubled waters,” Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s Home Minister, warned in media.
The Chinese say that Hambantota is a purely commercial venture, but many US and Indian military planners regard it as part of a “string of pearls” strategy under which China is also building or upgrading ports at Gwadar in Pakistan, Chittagong in Bangladesh and Sittwe in Burma.
The strategy was outlined in a paper by Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher J. Pehrson, of the Pentagon’s Air Staff, in 2006, and again in a report by the US Joint Forces Command in November. “For China, Hambantota is a commercial venture, but it’s also an asset for future use in a very strategic location,” Major-General (Retd) Dipankar Banerjee of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in Delhi said.
China has no immediate plans for a full-fledged naval base but wants a similar foothold in the Indian Ocean to protect its oil supplies from piracy or blockade by a foreign power, China is also building a lotus tower Sri Lanka to monitor Indian Radio satellite signals analysts say.
China has cultivated ties with Sri Lanka for decades and became its biggest arms supplier in the 1990s, when India and Western governments refused to sell weapons to Colombo for use in the civil war. Beijing appears to have increased arms sales significantly to Sri Lanka since 2007, when the US suspended military aid over human rights issues.
Since 2007, China has encouraged Pakistan to sell weapons to Sri Lanka and to train Sri Lankan pilots to fly the Chinese fighters, according to Indian security sources to “Times online UK.
” Pakistan, Srilanka and China refused to attend the Nobel peace prize ceremony in 2010.
China, Pakistan, Srilanka and 15 other countries declined invitations to the Nobel peace prize ceremony in Norway 2010, organizers said to media, as Beijing launched a fresh attack on the decision to honour jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo.