Let Sri Lanka be judged on progress– Samarasinghe

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Sri Lanka deserves to be judged on its progress in implementing the recommendations of its own reconciliation commission than pre conceived agendas against it, the government’s human rights envoy and minister, Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
 
Speaking about his presentation made at the current UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, Samarasinghe was hopeful that it would be viewed with due care by the council and its member states. “I hope that my presentation has made the impact it is aimed for. If anyone wants to be impartial and unbiased they would treat my presentation with fairness”, Samarasinghe told reporters.
 
Claiming that 99 per cent of some of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) have been already implemented, Samarasinghe said “I told them to come and see it for themselves –how far we have progressed. I stated the truthful position (about implementation) in my presentation”.
 
He said Sri Lanka had made progress in LLRC recommendations on resettlement of the conflict displaced, demining of the conflict zones, achieving economic development in the regions, rehabilitation and reintegration into the society of the ex-LTTE combatants and caring for LTTE child recruits.
 
Samarasinghe, who is currently in Colombo would return to Geneva in time to attend UNHRC’s universal periodic review (UPR) debate on March 15.
 
 “I will be addressing the UPR debate and on 20 March there will be Human Rights Commissioner’s report”. Sri Lanka was hopeful of support coming from Sri Lanka backers at the discussion on the High Commissioner’s report.
 
Speaking on the proposed resolution to be moved by the US, Samarasinghe said it was premature for the government to comment on it without officially knowing its nature.
 
The US resolution adopted last year with unexpected support from India urged Sri Lanka to show rapid progress on the LLRC recommendations.
 
Sri Lanka’s claims of progress however are being doubted by rights organizations and the international community.(PTI)
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  • Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:08 PM

    He Is Day Dreaming

    Selva Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:12 PM

    Wow, miracle of Asia

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:13 PM

    This Is Just Like The PSC Report. Just One Sided.

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:14 PM

    Fantasy Island!

    Jay Thursday, 07 March 2013 04:41 PM

    The Hon Minister is sincere . . . .. He is only handicapped by his ability to count.

    mack Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    he must be day dreaming.what have u done for the people,other than building roads and fancy tourist hotels in looted land via DM Android App

    ind Friday, 08 March 2013 03:46 AM

    from you comment even we can understood that you are not living in Sri Lanka and want other to understand you comment here by seeing everything. Ha, ha nice try !! Come with a new tactic.

    ind Friday, 08 March 2013 03:48 AM

    Tamil diaspora has got angry that they are seeing their expectation won't achieve even this time as well in UNHRC meeting.

    Kumara Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:56 PM

    Who was your maths teacher at school?

    Van der Merwe Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:03 PM

    brilliantly said Mori. I think he meant to say 99% not implemented.

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:04 PM

    Then the Balance of 1% could be implemented in No Times??

    edward Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:06 PM

    Then why other counties says not done ? who telling the truth ?

    mathu Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:12 PM

    Mr.Samarasinghe we know you are very weak in arithmeric.How you calculate the percenrage.What about Recociliation.You mean Recosiliation is makeing some Road.
    Find Political Soulution base on previous diolog from more devolution to tamils. Don't vast your words at international Fouraums.

    homewatch Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:16 PM

    No wonder no country trust Sri Lankan Govt's spokesmen. Laughing stock of the world right now!!!

    Silva de Mervin Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:34 PM

    Oh, that is within that 1%.

    Karavaiyooran Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:06 PM

    What a joke of this century..............

    ajith Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    LLRC report of which country? via DM Android App

    tma Friday, 08 March 2013 07:07 AM

    I FULLY AGREE

    No Drog Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:12 PM

    where it was implemented ..under your bed?????

    Mdan Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:32 PM

    What a foul mouth he has.. Unbelievable ..

    mori Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    really??so pls cm bk minister.we dont want to answer thos fools at UNHRC. via DM Android App

    Wimal says Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:39 PM

    Thanks to Bodu Bala Sena we will get another whole set of recommendations to be implemented before the next round.

    Gane Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:44 PM

    Oooooooooops............

    kumar Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:44 PM

    99%?? How can make such false statement in public? This shows the genuineness of the government statements.

    sukku Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    just 1% missing due to halal issue. via DM Android App

    Fusion Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:46 PM

    Really? For starters, where is the "Independent Police Commission" recommended by the LLRC?

    jayasri Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    what about the balance 1 percent. This is like that Kelani Dr. story via DM Android App

    ind Friday, 08 March 2013 02:59 AM

    You are hurt when your bloody Diaspora get hit.

    ind Friday, 08 March 2013 03:00 AM

    Not him. US and UK supported by Tamil diaspora will become a laughing stock to the whole world very soon.

    ind Friday, 08 March 2013 03:02 AM

    Don't tell lies. Then why majority of Tamils live with Sinhalese ? How come Sri Lanka capital become more populated with Tamil speaking people rather than Sinhalese ??? Bull shit !!

    Silva de Mervin Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:54 PM

    Then you are better off telling uncle Sam about that 1%, not implemented yet!

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:54 PM

    What Is The 1% That Is Left To Be Implemented

    Em Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:59 PM

    Then why still racial discrimination happening publicly in the country?

    Lankan Friday, 08 March 2013 03:06 AM

    Well... am sure the member of the UN would have also read all the comments. Let me say this as a Citizen of Sri Lanka... Samarasinghe may be an MP but he is definitely not telling the truth. I live in Lanka and can see and feel the situation here. Samarasinghe is definitely trying to eyewash the UN panel...

    Lets us Lankans ask Samarasinghe a simple question - what has the Government of Lanka achieved?? Nothing other than filling their pockets to the max and screwing Sri Lanka up big time.... We Lankans know that Samarasinghe is lying.....

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 08 March 2013 09:47 AM

    What a pity, he cuts a very sorry figure in his assignment to sake the skin of old professori Peiris, in other words what they say in Sinhala "Kuliyata Kahinawa".

    lovesri Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:00 PM

    Hope you were not able to complete the 1% due to the rain

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:01 PM

    Fools Paradise

    kumar Friday, 08 March 2013 05:19 AM

    It's too early to predict since the session is still going on. Could be a very bad time for War Crime supporters.


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