Motion against SL rejected in German Parliament

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A motion against Sri Lanka titled – ‘Use the UN Human Rights Council and demand Observance of Laws, Human Rights and Reconciliation Process in Sri Lanka’ has been defeated at the German Bundestag (German Parliament).

The motion had been put forward on Thursday by the opposition Social Democratic party (SPD) group in the Parliament and signed by its chairman Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former candidate for German Chancellor and former Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Parliamentarian Jürgen Klimke speaking for the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) party group had argued that there is no need for the motion as the Federal Government was already actively working with the international community and the Sri Lankan government to address issues related to it. The motion had been defeated by the votes of the governing coalition in the German Bundestag.

Tom Koenigs, parliamentarian of Alliance 90 / the Greens and Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the German Parliament in his speech however had argued that it was the responsibility of the international community to prevent internal conflicts from developing into Human Rights violations. Tom Koenigs had further stated that Germany should be the first to contribute towards better protection from grave human rights violations.  (Asian Tribune)
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  • Lanka007 Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Just a cheap trick by German opposition to win few votes from German tamil diaspora. via DM Android App

    Rubert Vanderkoon Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:45 AM

    LOL..this is not the first time pal. German parliament dicusses about Sri Lanka quite positively a lot. Chancellor Angela Merkel of CDU is ever popular and SPD has no chance of winning the power. SPD are trying to collect minority votes and this is an attempt by our LTTE diapora trying to fish in troubled waters.

    shanthapriya Saturday, 02 March 2013 04:36 AM

    GREAT GERMANS NOT A NATION BORN OVERNIGHT LIKE SOME IN EU

    Minan Saturday, 02 March 2013 04:55 AM

    Thank you Germany, I hope more countries will follow, it will be a big blow to the nations campaining against Sri Lanka

    Ananda Seneviratne Saturday, 02 March 2013 06:57 PM

    Very wise thing to do!.
    I live in US and US is cutting back federal funding to save the economy and I thought they should cut down Mr. Robert Blake's and his department's funding because what a waste of time and money for his bullying of countries like Sri Lanka.

    saman Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    the political foundation of the german social democratic party - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) oprating clandestinely in Sri Lanka tried hard to project there's no sustainable peace in the contry and push for the motion. patriots keep a watch on these anti Sri Lanka clandestine organisations! via DM Android App

    VCKbuster Sunday, 03 March 2013 02:05 AM

    VCK you have high hopes. All your LTTE cronies will be defeated soon.

    sagara Sunday, 03 March 2013 09:57 AM

    Mr.Steinmeier from SPD disgrace Italian polticians as clowns.
    His proposal against Sri Lanka is also clownery.
    We are awaiting more jokes from him till the elections in Germany this year.

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 02 March 2013 07:08 AM

    Germany is a friend in need !

    VCK Saturday, 02 March 2013 07:14 AM

    Not a bad news, it is a first step. Even a debate in German Parliament a success.

    Caran Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:43 AM

    Ohh bad news for opposition, diaspora and NGO's

    Ranjit Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:52 AM

    Sensible countries do not interfere with the internal affairs of other countries.

    Elakiri Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    What's their problem..? Money rules. via DM Android App

    RajasH Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:38 AM

    The fact that the motion was tabled and discussed and narrowly beaten is sending a strong signal to the Sri Lankan Government

    junior citizen Saturday, 02 March 2013 04:15 AM

    Germany, the only EU nation surviving economically-Wise men -keep it up


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