Government wants UNHRC to be united

UNHRC_Session-495x329The Government says it wants the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be united on the Sri Lankan issue.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the UNHRC is today united on the resolution put before the Council on Sri Lanka and not divided like in previous years.

Speaking to members of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya, the Prime Minister said that when resolutions on Sri Lanka were submitted to the UNHRC on previous occasions there were countries which backed the resolution while others opposed it.

However, he says now, the new Government has been able to achieve the goal of bringing all countries to one table to support a resolution which Sri Lanka also backs.

The Prime Minister also insisted that the Government did not submit to any pressure in Geneva and instead only did what the people in Sri Lanka wanted them to do.

He noted that some people, including Northern Provincial Council member Ananthi Saseetharan and some Tamil politicians from Sri Lanka and India have opposed the resolution presented to the UNHRC on Sri Lanka which has the support of the Sri Lankan Government.

He said those who are opposing the resolution are those who want the country to be divided but the Government will not allow that.

He said that with the latest developments in Geneva, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will now look to push the EU to renew the GSP plus facility to Sri Lanka.

Wickremesinghe said that the Presidential elections held in January helped Sri Lanka establish democracy in the country and also create National unity.

He said that Sri Lanka will now be able to strengthen its economy and sign economic agreements with countries like India.

The Prime Minister said that he will announce the economic policy on the new Government in November, following which Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake will present the budget for 2016.

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  1. Ananthi Sasitharan and the other politicians went to Geneva,to discus the outcome of the resolution with the NGOS,not to divide the country.America,India and Srilanka watered down the solution inorder to cheat the tamils who are earnestly waiting for the justice.You mentioned that Ananthi and others by opposing the resolution,wanted to divide the country.By telling this you are making the sinhalese to hate the tamils.Who is talking the hate speech? Further,you know very well thousands of tamil men are langushing in the prison for years without trial for nothing. all were taken under suspicion.If the sinhalese and the muslim children can live with their parents,why cant the tamil children have their parents? Furthermore,if you are honest,release all the tamils at once without delay so that they live in peace with their families.Anyway,never expect reconciliation,if you are not willing to take severe punishment against those who carriedout the genocide.

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