Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYT Azerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .


Share |   

Follow on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube
Sept 24, 2013

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Hillary Emails Have 28 On Sri Lanka, IMF Intrigue & Rajapaksa Call, PR & RE

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, June 30 -- Among the Hillary Clinton emails released by the US State Department on June 30 are 28 that mention Sri Lanka, where over 40,000 civilians were killed in 2009.  The emails start on May 4 of that year, and mostly finish on May 21, when Hillary Clinton was to speak with then-President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Finally in October 2009 there is talk about media and a letter to Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN, Palitha Kohona (who rented Manhattan real estate from head UN Correspondent, as exposed by Inner City Press and now the Free UN Coalition for Access).

  Some are entirely redacted, like on May 16, 2009 from Gautam Rana. But there is this, on May 4, 2009, link here:

From: Bums Strider
To: H
Sent: Mon May 04 09:36:17 2009
Subject: Some intel for you...

This is about Sri Lankan Govt and the Tigers...
I have a good source.
This was shared to me at my and Karen's Derby Party yesterday (can you believe the 50 to 1 odds winner?).

There was a meeting held with Geitner asked for and led by IMF... They told him you were intruding into his domain by ordering/telling IMF to suspend funding to Sri Lakan Govt.

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05761169 Date: 06/30/2015

My take is that the people on the ground both with World Bank and IMF believe the Tigers need to be completely defeated and any collateral damage inflicted on private people by SL govt in process is ok... They also believe Tigers are better at propaganda than SL govt...

I have no idea what reality is... I know all about the conflict because there's been so much written over time but no idea of reality on ground.

My point is that IMF/World Bank is hoping to get Geitner to intervene and they recently played to his sense of who is US point person on IMF... So, that's what I know. I'll keep my ears open.


Share |

* * *

These reports are usually also available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis.

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-303, UN, NY 10017 USA

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

            Copyright 2006-2015 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]