Opposition parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila claims the Government is ignoring warning signals from China and Russia over the repercussions of agreeing with the United States on the text of the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, Gammanpila said that the US and UN have begun to whitewash Sri Lanka these days.
He noted that the US and UN had earlier accused Sri Lanka of human rights abuses as the then Government refused to submit to their demands.
The parliamentarian said that the new Government has shown it is weak and that is why it has agreed to the demands of the US and the UN.
“The Government must realize how weak they are when their enemies begin to whitewash them,” he said.
The MP also said that he does not feel the Government will protect former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as claimed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
He also noted that while the Prime Minister has said that the new Government was able to save Rajapaksa from the electric chair, the same Prime Minister had said earlier that Rajapaksa cannot be taken to the electric chair by a foreign country as Sri Lanka has not signed the Rome statute. (Colombo Gazette)