SL team to submit lawsuit challenging UNHRC’s conduct

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A lawsuit compiled by a team of legal experts with the input of Sir Geoffrey Nice QC would be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday challenging the procedure adopted by the UNHRC itself to pass the resolution on Sri Lanka, the Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) today said.

The petitioners of the lawsuit, which is the first ever lawsuit against the UNHRC, are retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and Federation of National Organisations Convener Dr Gunadasa Amarasekara.

On behalf of the two petitioners, the GSLF, the Federation of National Organisation and the Professionals for Better Future will hand over the petition to the Communication wing of the UN on Monday (19).

Addressing a news briefing, Professionals for Better Future Director and Secretary Darshani Lahandapura said the UNHRC was not immune to charges.

“The procedure which was adopted by the UNHRC with regard to the resolution Sri Lanka is a breach of UN clauses and illegal. We are challenging this procedure and demand an order preventing Sri Lanka from implementing the recommendations of the resolution,” she said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Representative of the GSLF Nuwan Bellanthudawa said according to the article 2 (7) of the UN Charter, the UN has no power to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state.

Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera said the attempt of the GSLF to file the lawsuit was a challenge at a time when the Tamil Diaspora and other NGOs speaking against the country at international platforms.

Dr Gunadasa Amarasekara, one of the two petitioners, said the US and the UN were attempting to destabilise the country by threatening the Governments.

“They simply want to divide the country,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 6

  • Martin Milton Saturday, 17 March 2018 07:50 AM

    About time too. Since this GOSL is led by a set who have no concern about the welfare of Sri Lanka and her people truthfully. GOOD ON THEM! and may you lead this to more and more successes both in Sri Lanka and overseas. MM

    james Saturday, 17 March 2018 08:47 AM

    Why don't u wait another 10 years to submit this to UN ??? Srilankans always have a bigger mouth and a BIRD brains. and no action???

    S B Lokuge Saturday, 17 March 2018 08:49 AM

    Although we have a corrupt and unpatriotic bunch ruling the country, we still have decent, courageous and patriotic Sinhalese to protect our motherland.

    Be Fair Saturday, 17 March 2018 09:24 AM

    Some people with Guts....... I wish they do Justice by the People of this Country and for its future.

    Ceylon Sunday, 18 March 2018 04:36 PM

    This man in robe never seen practicing buddhism but allways practicing politics.if do pilitics,disrobe and do politics.

    Rustin Fernando Sunday, 18 March 2018 10:39 PM

    If you wish to take part in politics then get back to SriLanka. I bet you won't fancy that. Refrain from bana preaching to us in SL. Rustin


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