Criticizing Pillay is a disgrace to the country-UNP

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The United National Party (UNP) said the country had been disgraced in the face of the world for criticizing the United Nation Human Rights Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay after inviting her to the country.

“It was not ethical to make someone uncomfortable after inviting them to our country. It is our country that being insulted from these actions,” UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella told a news conference.

He said it was President Mahinda Rajapaksa who introduced the United Nation Human Rights Council to the country.

“It was Mahinda Rajapaksa who went to the UNHRC in secret with a missing persons list in 1988-89,” he said.

Speaking at the news conference MP K. Velayudham said the final report based on UNHR Chief’s weeklong tour in the country would be harmful to the country. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • hubert Friday, 30 August 2013 05:03 PM

    What is the meaning of Disgrace ???

    Antany Peter Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:55 AM

    I have read the UN High Commissioner's speech. Brilliant speech, very smart lady, knows what she is doing!

    "I am deeply concerned that Sri Lanka, despite the opportunity provided by the end of the war to construct a new vibrant, all-embracing state, is showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction." -Navi Pillay

    I am expecting an adverse report in September at UNHRC meeting. The Rajapaksa brothers' dictatorial ruling days are numbered. Free at last, free at last, thank you Navi Pillay we are free at last.

    Nalin Friday, 30 August 2013 05:29 PM

    Lakshaman, Could you please check, whether you have any back bone.

    Ranjith Silva Sunday, 01 September 2013 03:41 AM

    Pilley is another paid servant of an UN Agency. For some UNPers she may be an Angle, but she has her agenda and duty boind by pay masters.

    Chandima Sunday, 01 September 2013 05:31 AM

    You've mistaken tiger sympathizer!

    Suq Madique Monday, 02 September 2013 10:09 AM

    Antany you should be thanking MR for freeing you from Prabakaran. At least you can air your negative comments without fear.

    Nodrog Monday, 02 September 2013 10:11 AM

    This 'lady' is a mouthpiece of the tamil diaspora and will only rest when those who killed their hero praba are themselves wiped off.

    sarath Friday, 30 August 2013 03:09 PM

    Navn Pillai was invited not by the govt but at the instance of all the people who talk about HR levels in SL . Mr kiriella we have heard enough of you. you say that criticizing Navin is a disgrace to the country . when she has come to disgrace SL at the bottom of her heart as Sri Lankans we cannot keep silent too. be a sri lankan and stand together to bring back the lost pride of SL.

    Ra Si Friday, 30 August 2013 03:56 PM

    M de S statement reflects our politicians attitude.

    Mohan Bandara Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:31 AM

    Definitely we are screwed as a nation because of the behavior of 3 stupid ministers

    Namasthe Je Friday, 30 August 2013 04:54 PM

    You were one of the forefront critics in UNP when UPFA launched the war against LTTE. From the inception, Pillai was looking at Sri Lanka in jaundice perspective and when she goes off the track obviously she gets criticized. It seems that you feel more upset than Pillai when she gets criticized.


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