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UN must rescind resolution on SL: Prof. Jayasumana

29 September 2018 08:32 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Rajarata university’s senior lecturer Prof. Channa Jayasumana, who was in Geneva to counter the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora, urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to rescind Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

Addressing the council earlier this week, he said the responsibility of Human Rights bodies and mechanisms was to ensure that humans rights were protected.

The professor said the LTTE resorted to terrorism to divide Sri Lanka on ethnic lines and it violated the rights of all communities but unfortunately, human rights champions remained silent.

He said, “Now, these human rights bodies are working overtime to haul Sri Lankan military before international war crimes court. The Resolution 30/1 against us was based on an unsubstantiated OISL report which was full of contradictions and lies. Member states did not have chance to discuss and debate the resolution as Government of Sri Lanka co-sponsored it. The Darusman report which accused Sri Lanka of killing 40,000 civilians had been challenged by the International legal luminaries such as Sir Jeffry Nice and Rodney Dixon QC as well as Lord Naseby on the basis of wartime British High Commission dispatches from Colombo. You cannot ignore the urgent need for revisit the OISL report. Last year in March we submitted a comprehensive report to this council proving beyond any reasonable doubt that the charges leveled against us in the OISL report were all fabricated. Although you acknowledged the receipt you haven't responded to it. In March 2018 we challenged the October 2015 resolution, as it was co-sponsored by an individual without the proper approval. We request this council to discard the 30/1 Geneva Resolution against Sri Lanka.”

  Comments - 3

  • liyanage Sunday, 30 September 2018 06:09 PM

    Dont step out of your expertise, professor.

    Martin Milton Sunday, 30 September 2018 07:19 PM

    EXTREMELY timely and VERY well said Professor. It is a pleasure to see that there ARE still those with guts like Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera et al and Professor Jayasumana who fearlessly take the battle to the pro Tamil terrorist racist LTTE diaspora. Thank you and good on you Professor. MM

    Kanan Monday, 01 October 2018 11:17 AM

    Everybody living SL knows the fact about the end of the war. Uttering daylight lies will not work out dear Prof. First you find out the truty ethnic tamils of N n eady want to live together with other parts od SL


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