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GSLF holds protest against UNHRC in Geneva

19 March 2018 01:45 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


With the participation of a large number of Sri Lankans living overseas, a protest organised by the Global Sri Lankans Forum (GSLF) was held outside the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday against the UN Human Rights Council's maltreatment of Sri Lanka.

GSLF representatives from Italy, Britain, Denmark, Germany, France, Monaco, Sweden and Switzerland took part in the demonstration while retired Rear-Admiral Sarath Weerasekara, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa and Anuradha Yahampath, who were in Geneva also attended the protest.

Dr. Godahewa addressing the protesters said the Sri Lankan Government had committed a grave offense by co-sponsoring the 2015 US resolution without studying its contents.

"Because the Sri Lankan government has co-sponsored the resolution, even Russia and China who have veto power will hesitate to support us if a proposal was made to the UN Defence Council to impose sanctions on Sri Lanka. The GSLF has taken up the responsibility to show the world that the majority of Sri Lankans reject the UN resolution on Sri Lanka, though it was endorsed by the government," he said.

GSLF President Wasantha Keerthirathna said the GSLF, which was launched in Italy three years ago, had expanded its network to many other countries today. He invited Sri Lankans living abroad to join them to overcome challenges faced by the nation in the international arena. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 15

  • BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 19 March 2018 02:41 PM

    Supporters of criminals and criminal racism.

    Scooby Doo Monday, 19 March 2018 03:11 PM

    I wonder how these people can do this by staying away from the country and enjoying a luxury life in abroad without knowing the real situation in Sri Lanka.

    JS Monday, 19 March 2018 03:38 PM

    The majority of this country is with them.

    rohan Monday, 19 March 2018 06:59 PM

    JS, Don't we know about the intelligent majority who elect our politicians to power?

    Vignes Monday, 19 March 2018 02:57 PM

    What is different between LTTE supporters and you.please accept reallyty

    Rashminath Monday, 19 March 2018 02:58 PM

    Sri Lankan we are idiots. Most of communal riots came when it close to Geniva meetings and co-sponsored by BBS and the leader who is run by foreign country - Knowingly or unknowingly Sri Lankan are betraying the country thinking minorities are threat to them - This ideology is strategically injected into uneducated also educated people in Sri Lanka - it was a long term plan - "THURUNUWAN SARANI- I WAS SCARED TO HEAR WHAT DR GODAHEWA SAYS

    Jaliya Monday, 19 March 2018 03:16 PM

    When all hell fails the politicians turns to people for help and plea to bail them out. I won't be a part of any protest... the politicians got us in to this mess let them figure out the way out of it.

    Buddhi Perera Monday, 19 March 2018 03:30 PM

    Effort is good, But why cannot they take people with clean sheet without taking people alleged to have misappropriate state funds?

    rohan Monday, 19 March 2018 07:02 PM

    Why no monks there?

    DON HARRISON Monday, 19 March 2018 09:08 PM

    They are too busy doing what Buddah prohibited them to do !

    JS Monday, 19 March 2018 03:40 PM

    When the govt does not care at least these patriotic Lankans are there to defend the country.

    Ss Monday, 19 March 2018 06:18 PM

    Shame on you. Give some respect and peace to those who lost love ones. You attitude means there will be no peace in the country.

    roshan Monday, 19 March 2018 08:49 PM

    I remembered a saying "sinhalaya modaya kaum kanna yodhaya"genuine example.

    Sam Tuesday, 20 March 2018 05:52 AM

    Pity you. Are they not your kin?

    Lankan Monday, 19 March 2018 09:07 PM

    If people trusts the SL judicery ,people won't seek justice from Geneva? Even Mahinda went to Geneva once!

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