SL denies Pillay’s charges

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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)

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  • Sena Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:13 AM

    Hei Punchi does that mean that the diaspora is so influential ?

    Maheshan Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:34 AM

    Oh My god, Please see what mervyn told in the media, he will break the limbs of the NGOs and you are simply denying no threats... what a world we are living in ???

    RAJU Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:26 AM

    WE HEARD THAT YOU WERE IN THE FRONT, WHEN THIS INCIDENT OCCURED IN GENEVA LAST WEEK.

    Sumathipala Sunday, 25 March 2012 06:10 AM

    Because of the unprofessional handling of this issue by this government, the whole world got now a very bad picture of our country. No one would have asked to interfere if this was handled properly from beginning on. Just lying and prudently taking the whole world for a ride, must end like this or even more worst if they continue in this way.

    punchi Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:17 PM

    WHEN DOES NAVI PILLAYS TERM END.
    WILL THE NEXT APPOINTMENT BE TOO MOTIVATED BY THE LTTE DIASPHORA

    saanthakumar Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:10 PM

    Hello Gama Rala you are right. Sri lankan government never lern from the past . The whole world know , what is happing in Srilanka.

    Gama Rala Saturday, 24 March 2012 09:27 AM

    Sir, denying everything is not a solution for all. please investigate first and make your commence.

    mano Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:32 PM

    send mervin to UN for navi pillai`s post


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