JVP says human rights issue used as political tool

Tilvin-SilvaThe Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) accused the current and former Government of using the human rights issue used as political tool.

JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at the UN Human Rights Council last week is not a “historic victory” for the country as claimed by the Government.

He said that the resolution, which being watered down, still calls for foreign intervention in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs.

“There are some clauses we can accept but there are some we should not. So overall accepting this resolution could pose a threat to our country,” he said.

He said that as a country it is important to understand what has been placed before Sri Lanka and the JVP feels there is an attempt by the UN and some powerful countries to use Sri Lanka to meet their needs.

The JVP General Secretary also noted that the United States is attempting to defend human rights when the US military has been accused of human rights violations through its military operations in foreign countries.

Silva blamed the former Government for allowing the Sri Lankan issue to go international by issuing separate joint statements with the UN and India on how the post war situation will be addressed, including through the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

Tilvin Silva said that by failing to abide by the joint statements, the former Government opened the doors for the UNHRC to place Sri Lanka on the agenda. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. J.V.P. Mr. Thilvin, shame on you if you cannot see the POSITIVE & REALISTIC action of the U.N.S/L PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID AS YOU GUYS THINK THEY ARE.Do not mislead the country.

  2. I can’t understand the mindset of Tivlin Silva, the General Secretary of the JVP. In my view, these people are absolute cowards.

    When the entire Central Committee of JVP was arrested and murdered by the UNP regime in 1989, these people turned a blind eye. In fact JVP leader was burned live at the Colombo Crematorium. Yet, JVP did nothing to demand justice for these men.

    If any citizen is killed adopting extra judicial means it is immaterial what ethnic group that he or she belongs to. The JVP should understand that our Justice System, for varied reasons, is not upright and fearless. And as UNHRC has correctly stated, is not geared to deal with Executive and Legislature appropriately and decisively.

    Some may not disagree but the bitter truth is that.

  3. last 60 years did violate human rights ,now it’s going to take another 60 years to fixed. so two generation of people this nation’s get f/off due to dirty shed political leadership. some people call as victory when international community blame that we have failed judiciary system and rule of law. this may be reason unable to understand what is written in resolution. in other hand it is impossible to understand how it comes as victory when any nation need to get foreign judiciary members to investigate simple crime like rape, murder,

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