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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

Why did UN send Allan Rock to Sri Lanka?

This question has been posed by Albert J.Fernando, from Edmonton, Canada. In his letter to the Editor he states, “Isn’t it strange that Allan Rock who has openly expressed his support for Gay and Lesbian Rights and who had participated in Gay Pride Parades in Vancouver and Toronto, should be selected by United Nations to inquire about children in Sri Lanka?”

To be a gay, lesbian, supporting gay rights are of course individual’s preferences. However his question is something to consider and cannot be dismissed that easily.

Albert J.Fernando writes, "He should be the last person who should get involved with any matter dealing with children."

Here is the full text of the letter to the Editor by Albert J. Fernando from, Edmonton, Canada.

Allan Rock, former Canadian Ambassador to UN and former Cabinet Minister was sent to Sri Lanka to investigate about children and armed conflict by the UN’s Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy. Isn’t it strange that Allan Rock who has openly expressed his support for Gay and Lesbian Rights and who had participated in Gay Pride Parades in Vancouver and Toronto should be selected by United Nations to inquire about children in Sri Lanka? He should be the last person who should get involved with any matter dealing with children. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan should question Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy’s ability to select proper representatives to be sent to third world countries to inquire about children.

Albert J. Fernando,
Edmonton, Canada

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