Sri Lanka says resolution failed to muster majority support

The Government says the resolution on Sri Lanka passed at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) failed to muster majority support.

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that the resolution was able to garner only 22 votes while 11 voted against it and 14 abstained.

He said that those who voted and abstained, showed that now was not the time for a country specific resolution.

The Foreign Minister especially thanked Japan and India who had also abstained from voting.

“This resolution was uncalled for,” he said.

Gunawardena said that no country specific resolution can be implemented without the support of the country concerned.

He said that Sri Lanka will take forward its domestic process to ensure reconciliation.(Colombo Gazette)


  1. Is it the degeneration of a senile person? Do you want the whole 47 nations to vote against Sri Lanka to understand the implication of the resolution? Even Saddam Hussein at the bottom of his fall had some people supporting him.So did Hitler. It is the common Sri Lankan who will suffer if you maintain this stance in September.

  2. This will go all the way to high profile prosecutions at the ICC faster than expected. Thank you for giving SLPP two thirds majority to fast track the process. 100% of every illegal criminal action taken under SLPP government will add to ICC trial too.

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