The government today denied the United Nations charge of intimidating pro-Tamil activists at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
"UN has got its wires crossed," Sri Lanka President's Internal Media Spokesperson Bandula Jayasekara said reacting to the allegations.
The UN human rights commissioner's office has accused Sri Lankan delegates of intimidating NGO activists with what it calls "unacceptable levels of threats and harassment". The activists, many of whom work in Sri Lanka, were present at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The high commissioner's office also said both Tamil and Sinhala NGOs were targeted. They also said that the Sri Lankan delegation was an exceptionally large one of 71 people and many Sri Lankan ministers were actively taking part in the harassment.
The conduct of the Sri Lankan delegation has been severely criticised and it has been alleged that their threats were aggressive and unprecedented at the Human Rights Council.
On Thursday, the UN adopted a US-led resolution demanding a probe into violations carried out in Sri Lanka's battle against Tamil Tigers separatists during the 2009 war against them.(NDTV)