Lanka-e-News: Stop Tarnishing. Credibility of Ex-UN Ambasssador Mr. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara. sign now

This petition is created to protest against the article published in an online Sri Lankan newpaper,Lanka-e-news carrying the headline "Palihakkara who should learn many a lesson in jail appointed to 'Lessons learnt Commission'- what an irony!" ( It was published on 24 Jane 2010, 10.45 AM.Majority of Sri Lankans found the facts and figures in the article to be totally untrue and misleading.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it. Silent gratitude too isnt much use to anyone. Those are the very reasons why the following letter is written. It is written on behalf of the majority of Sri Lankans who stood by various Sri Lankan governments during the times the GOSL needed them most while fighting a war against the barbaric LTTE terrorism. While gratefully recalling many Sri Lankan diplomats and numerous other Sri Lankan patriots who occupied the forefront we have to recognize and acknowledge the tremendous services rendered to our motherland by veteran diplomat Mr. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara.
He was a tower of strength for our nation during those turbulent times. UN did not recommend any advisory or investigating panels during his tenor.
After nearly 40 years of honest, humble and dedicated service Mr. Palihakkara s image cannot be tarnished by some malicious elements and those of us who worked with him closely know the real truth. With this vicious mudslinging such elements cannot negate the professional and diplomatic battles he fought for our country during his watch at the Ministry and at the New York mission.
We know the real truth behind the two domestics who disappeared a day prior to Mr. Palihakkaras departure from New York. Some rogue elements from our own community advised the domestics to do the vanishing trick. Mr. Palihakkara duly informed the US and Sri Lankan authorities on the disappearance and such action could not have come from a collaborator. He even summoned assistance from the Sri Lankan community to locate the two domestics so that they could have avoided legal complications.
Those of us who knew him well are truly appalled at these baseless allegations and request Lankaenews to deal with the contributor of this article. We think that this person has to be identified and held responsible for character assassination with a malicious intent. This person needs to be exposed for the sake of the reputation of the Foreign Ministry. Lankaenews should immediately publish this letter from the Sri Lankan expatriates domiciled in the United States.
To those who make these baseless allegations and to websites who publish such reports without verifying the facts we have one simple advice.

Always put yourself in others shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person too! Let us be fair and accurate!

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  • 22 October 201550. Dinuka P
    I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Pallihakkara personally and I can vouch for his integrity, commitment and the love for his motherland. He worked tirelessly during difficult times and through difficult situations and always put the country before him. O
  • 04 June 201549. Ratna Des
    I support this petition
  • 01 June 201548. Jd D
    Such a ridiculous article slandering a great officer. This is obviously some kind of smear campaign. City,Country New York, USA
  • 21 March 201547. Sd P
    Mr.Palihakkara was a great strength to us and our country during difficult times. He was the only ambassador I know who get very involved with the Sri Lanka community in New York. During the time of the war he defended Sri Lanka's action so bravely and wi
  • 22 February 201546. Hema S
    His integrity is quite known to Sri Lankan community here in New York. City,Country New York, USA
  • 12 February 201545. Chathu A
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 201444. Oosha P
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 201443. Ranjit Gdes
    Sad for the country City,Country Vancouver, Canada
  • 26 September 201442. Nimal A
    Lanka e news is garbage it is done by dogs of S.L. City,Country canada
  • 14 August 201441. Metta K
    I support this petition
  • 25 May 201440. Kp J
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  • 24 April 201439. P G
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  • 19 February 201438. Asoka W
    Stop slandering honest public servants. You owe an apology to Mr. Palihakkara City,Country Ottawa, Canada
  • 12 February 201437. Kamal R
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 201436. Tanya D
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  • 23 August 201335. M A
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  • 22 May 201334. Sandaya S
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  • 17 May 201333. Prabath D
    I support this petition
  • 14 April 201332. Saliya W
    I support this petition
  • 24 March 201331. Hurley S
    Before you slander the ambassadors name, think of all the support he gave to wipe out the LTTE. It was through his hard work at the U.N that he was able to keep U.N forces out of Sri Lanka for the period of time it took to finish the SL armys military cam
  • 27 January 201330. Prabath F
    Lacnet stop using media as a tool for your own gain and loosing the credibility with your own readers, & tarnishing the good image of ex un Ambassador was un called for, shame on you! City,Country Vancouver, Canada
  • 16 November 201229. Lucky G
    Get your facts in order. Do not tarnish the image of a honest individual who has served our country well. Are you in tow with the junior staffer in the UN office who has been at the centre of the controversy.... City,Country Toronto, Canada
  • 15 June 201228. L Wb
    Dear U.N.: Sri Lanka is a soverign country with true integrety. She got rid of the worst terror group in the world, and set the standards for the modern world on how to combat terrorism. Please stop trying to please your masters (whoever they are) and lea
  • 04 May 201227. Ananda W
    I support this petition
  • 08 April 201226. Mallika P
    Lankaenews should apologise Mr. Palihakkara for insulting a fine diplomat we ever had City,Country London Ontario
  • 04 April 201225. Gamini P
    Mr. Palihakkara did an enormus service to the country in eliminating LTTE. Lankaenews should not let down such fine diplomats City,Country London Ontario
  • 04 April 201224. Kenneth A
    I support this petition

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