Video: SF seeks UN assistance for regime change

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If the government and its leadership continue to be corrupt and keep oppressing the people, the opposition will have to seek the assistance of the United Nations (UN) to change the leadership, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said today.

He said he had discussed this issue with UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya on Wednesday.

“There is no relief for the people of this country and there is no way out of the misery they are engulfed in. This is why we may have to seek the help of the UN and international community to change the people unfriendly situation here. I informed Mr. Jayasuriya on the issue and he agreed with me,” he told a news conference.

He said there were laws and regulations set by the UN to protect people of a country from its corrupt rulers.  “As Sri Lanka is also a member of the UN, we have to accept its rules,” he said.

Mr. Fonseka said the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) had already tabled and passed a resolution against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations because the Council had come to the conclusion that the leadership and the government was violating the human rights of the people.

“The UNHRC had taken the decision to pass a resolution against the country because of human right violations. When people are helpless and neglected by the government, the UN will know what step to take next,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Don Saturday, 26 April 2014 01:12 AM

    That's the way to go, Majority need to change this regime. But corrupted election system doesn't allow it.

    Lanke Banda Friday, 25 April 2014 10:41 AM

    Shame on you. You r the type who will betray your own mother to grind an axe.

    gladwin Friday, 25 April 2014 10:41 AM

    All governments since independence have being corrupt in some way or other but the present government is so corrupt that you have words to describe, the only way to get them out is voting depending on who ends up in power and with no independent election commission in place the best coarse of action is the UN for assistence.

    dingi Friday, 25 April 2014 10:58 AM

    the king will put you back in walikada. carefull of your mouth.

    Envee Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:47 AM

    Dear Mr. Fonseka. I agree with the fact that everything is not smooth and mishaps do occur. But did you ever wonder why the government is continuously winning elections one after the other with a exorbitant margins? these results are not rigged. so the fact is people choose this government over opposition. that is the right of the people. Why do you ever think that UN and so called international community can topple a government. if that is the case do you imply that so called diaspora can claim their promise land in the north the same way?

    charly Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:48 AM

    Sir Wake up we are in 2014.

    Public Friday, 25 April 2014 04:58 PM

    General! This is truly unwanted comments. Be a professional leader.

    NANDI Friday, 25 April 2014 03:09 AM

    this is the only way , good move

    haris Friday, 25 April 2014 07:43 AM

    Why don't you contest the UN secretary Generals post. Put your hands up before Kevin Rudd takes up the post. Haris

    Richie Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:18 AM

    SF shud realize that in case of an UN independent investigation, he too will be subject for questioning, and one wonders how he will save his skin being the commander of forces who claimed to have massacred 40K ppl towards end of war. Instead, seeking UN support to topple the govt., he could approach leaders of all opposition parties and meet MR to discuss issues having acquired proper evidence. This may be better option than inviting UN to defeat govt.

    freking Friday, 25 April 2014 05:25 PM

    You are the first person. Pls go and surrender. via DM Android App

    JOHN Friday, 25 April 2014 12:44 PM

    Hi Hi Hi Here we go again Mr Fonseka.

    Madhushan Friday, 25 April 2014 09:29 AM

    it's people's wish to have this government. Just because you cannot win an election doesn't mean you should topple it with UN support. via DM Android App

    Ara Friday, 25 April 2014 03:59 AM

    have you forgotten about the elections?

    Nanada Friday, 25 April 2014 01:37 PM

    Plastic gun vs Machine gun

    Dan the Man Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:06 PM

    This is why you will never get elected. First read the UN resolution properly rather than playing to the gallery.
    Its about war crimes on the troops you commanded, nothing to do with Human rights.

    suranga Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:06 PM

    DP, UNP, JVP and all other parties should be in arms with each other and strengthen the unity of opposition to save the country from current regime's oppression. Please save our country we ask all opposition parties. Thank you.

    vijay Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:15 PM

    Better late than never

    Mohamed Friday, 25 April 2014 12:35 AM

    Good Move !!! This is the only way when kings things other should follow their order right or worng

    nishV Saturday, 26 April 2014 05:43 AM

    Democracy doesn't mean UN appointing a leader ? It's you and oppositions inability to convince people in this country that so called regime is not doing right. On the other hand so called regimes ability


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