Government strongly defends resolution at UNHRC

Mahinda-SamarasingheThe Government strongly defended the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently and rejected claims that it was a threat to Sri Lanka’s National interests.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that anyone in Sri Lanka who opposes the resolution is indirectly backing proposals made against Sri Lanka by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

He said that Jayalalithaa and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi have opposed the resolution since it helps Sri Lanka.

The State Minister said that if people like Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi oppose the resolution then it is clear that the resolution is not a threat to Sri Lanka.

He said that political parties and opposition politicians who are raising concerns about the resolution, which was cosponsored by Sri Lanka, have either not fully understood the resolution or are simply looking to make political gains.

The resolution was adopted by the UNHRC in Geneva without a vote after the Sri Lankan Government backed the final text.

Samarasinghe said that during the war against the LTTE the soldiers always followed the policy of zero civilian casualties.

However he said if any soldier went against that policy then they must be dealt with under the law. (Colombo Gazette)

4 COMMENTS

  1. You are talking from both corners of your mouth! You are the same person who attended UNHRC twice and passionately defended MR and the armed forces. Now shamelessly defending the government’s support to the present UN resolution. You quote Jayalalitha’s statements for supporting your views. What a logic!
    By the way, it was pathetic to see you seated behind President’s son at the UN session.

  2. what this man sulk , Jayalalitha want to do this there for she more criticism and encourage , This man few day’s ago boasting Maithri eat with Obama very closely , Obama understand who is Maithri that is why he feed him Obama know Maithri is number one ‘modaya’ in the world .

  3. This is what some people, including journalists, politicians and editors of journals, fail to understand. When the former Government clearly stated their policy was ‘zero civilian deaths’, these people think the Govt claimed no civilian deaths. How can you reason out anything with such people?

  4. Singing the tune of the new masters.
    You were spearheading Sri Lanka’s defense in UNHRC under MR and now praising a resolution which is similar to the Indo-Sri Lanka accord, forced down our throat.
    Tamilnadu wants the revenge in blood for destroying LTTE.
    They are disappointed because that is not happening. If not the threat of Sri Lankans and the Armed Forces in particular, rise up against such a betrayal, that would have also happened.

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