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TNA on UNHRC resolution

14 July 2016 08:55 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday that it would support the government to implement the proposals of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka.

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said the resolution clearly states how to implement the proposals and opinions should be expressed only when the mechanisms are being created to implement these proposals.

“There are different opinions expressed with affect to the reconciliation mechanism and there is no point us making more comments in this regard at this level. We should only make comments when the plans are being made,” he told the journalists outside the US Ambassador’s Official Residence in Colombo 7.

A group of TNA MPs led by Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan held discussions with visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal at the Ambassador’s Residence.

The MP said the new Constitution of the Government, UNHRC resolutions and the actions taken in this regard were discussed during the discussions held with the two US diplomats.

“The US assured that it would always assist Sri Lanka in its measures to find solutions to the national question by bringing in all ethnic groups and with the consultation of all stakeholders in the mechanism of reconciliation,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 5

  • Maya Thursday, 14 July 2016 12:15 PM

    Because no one wants the country divided through a referendum.

    B S Perera Thursday, 14 July 2016 12:15 PM

    TNA, GTF et al are responsible for LTTE actions because the were the parties behind the LTTE. They also should be brought before the war crime courts. Reconciliation is there among the people. Only the Tamil politicians and LTTE fronts lack this.

    Diyasena Thursday, 14 July 2016 01:25 PM

    Reconciliation mechanism will end giving birth to " Sinhale". Thank god we can sleep in peace then without the Ealam Kolam.

    willa Thursday, 14 July 2016 04:59 PM

    Because Democracy demands equality, dignity and justice for all but SL is Sinhala majoritarian and not yet a democracy, respecting all her citizens and their rights.

    Jude Thursday, 14 July 2016 10:42 AM

    Why Americans worry about Reconciliation in SL and other craps?

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