SLFP gives green-light for resolution

SB-DissanayakeThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has no concerns with the draft resolution on Sri Lank submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

The SLFP has had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and United National Party (UNP) Chairman and Government Minister Malik Samarawickrema on the draft resolution.

SLFP member S.B. Dissanayake said that every aspect of the resolution was discussed with the Prime Minister and the UNP Chairman.

He said that SLFP leader, President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in New York, had also expressed his views on the resolution.

Dissanayake said that the SLFP has no concerns on the resolution as it backs a domestic mechanism to address concerns over some incidents related to the war.

He said that the resolution only proposes that the Government accept foreign assistance for the local process and such assistance should have the consent of the Government. (Colombo Gazette)