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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