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MR urges Govt. to withdraw from proposed resolution

14 March 2019 11:37 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the government to withdraw from the proposed resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka to be presented at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

He told parliament that the government should consider the true information and observations revealed by Lord Naseby of the British parliament and withdraw from it.

He said even United States of America had withdrawn from the UNHRC claiming that it was politicised.

Raising a question under 23/2 in parliament, he said the government should immediately mediate to stop the foreign intervention in domestic affairs which undermines the judicial system in Sri Lanka through the proposed resolution.

He said, based on the co-sponsored resolution in 2015, several laws detrimental to the sovereignty, national security, fundamental human rights of Sri Lankans and the security forces of Sri Lanka were being drafted in parliament hiding behind human rights.

He said it is reported that the resolution of the human right commissioner to be presented at the 40th session has proposed to set up a hybrid court in Sri Lanka on human rights violations, set up a UNHRC office in Sri Lanka and to continue the subject of human rights in Sri Lanka in the UNHRC agenda.

He said it is obvious that the stance of the President and the government headed by the Prime Minister was contradictory on this resolution and added that this clearly proves the narrow political objectives of the government on this resolution co-sponsored in 2015 against the advice of the officers with diplomatic experience.

Mr Rajapaksa said the proposed current resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka would be a continuation of the resolution 30/1 co-sponsored in 2015 which was based on inaccurate information such as the Darusman report. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • das Friday, 15 March 2019 12:28 AM

    The biggest violator speaks!

    Sivarajah Friday, 15 March 2019 12:29 AM

    He should go there and express his opinion. UNHCR is a familiar place to him he went there to complain about the government action relating to the JVP

    Modayas Friday, 15 March 2019 02:51 AM

    Withdraw from the proposed

    Joe rajah Friday, 15 March 2019 02:59 AM

    Don’t count on USA I voted for Trump all of my friends are waiting for the re-election show our power.

    Aney Yako Friday, 15 March 2019 03:28 AM

    Perhaps, someone is worried that he might be prosecuted for War Crimes committed during the end of the war?

    Vis8 Friday, 15 March 2019 05:21 AM

    USA left UNHRC claiming that they were "totally biased"...... now, they are proposing resolutions against Sri Lanka, the only nation who eliminated the most evil terrorist organization in the World. What a laugh these people are... i.e. 'hypocrites' :) LMAO

    Thanga Friday, 15 March 2019 05:40 AM

    May I ask Mahinda Rajapaksa who was the Defence Minister during the war why his army killed hundreds of LTTE cadres who SURRENDERED to the army on May 18. 2009? The surrender was witnessed by the surrenderers' spouses and relatives. Mahinda Rajapaksa also should tell the people who short and killed Balachandran the 12-year-old son of Prabhakaran?

    lion Friday, 15 March 2019 03:36 PM

    How long this man is going to hares us. Its a headache to this clown raising his voice as he is a saint.


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