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SL scotches rumours of collaboration with US

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Sri Lanka yesterday scotched speculation in diplomatic circles here in Geneva that the country had agreed with the United Stated to draft the proposed resolution to be presented at the upcoming sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) with regard to the country’s human rights situation.

According to sources, the US has resorted to such an action in its lobbying spree to discourage the member countries from taking a stand in favour of Sri Lanka. Currently, the government of Sri Lanka has undertaken a diplomatic offensive in Geneva to secure the support of friendly countries to defeat such a resolution against the country.

“They have spread rumours that we have agreed to draft this resolution together. In this manner, they have tried to convince the other countries that Sri Lanka is also supportive of the proposed resolution.

Once the member countries are convinced that the resolution will be brought by the US with the consent of Sri Lanka, they will not take the issue seriously. That is the ploy. We will not allow such rumours to gain ground.

"This is to discourage the countries supporting us. There is no any element of truth in such rumours,” sources said.

Sri Lankan diplomats based in Geneva for the diplomatic offensive are perturbed over this development.

Asked about the latest situation, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said that Sri Lanka would not agree to such a measure with anyone at all.

“We will inform the diplomats of the countries supportive of us in this regard. We are not agreeable to such a move at this juncture,” he said. (Kelum Bandara reporting from Geneva)


 
 

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-19+42 # raj 2012-02-23 10:02
does it mean that US government behave like Tamil Diaspora?
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-20+43 # UNO 2012-02-23 10:12
joke of the day....
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-43+48 # Kivulegedara 2012-02-23 10:16
Dirty tactics by US.
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-22+34 # wonderboy 2012-02-23 11:16
Like ducks to water, we go for everything our state media comes up with!
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-11+26 # Robert 2012-02-23 12:30
Tall story!
Most likely the Govt. would have agreed with the 2 US Representatives & now backtracking
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-46+36 # PKR 2012-02-23 10:17
Cheap tactics by US...
No wonder US is losing its super power status each day pases. These are tactics of losers.
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-9+38 # citizen1 2012-02-23 12:24
More like cheap tactics by our govt!! When did our catchers ever tell a truth?!
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-5+18 # Mifaz 2012-02-23 13:30
Unfortunately people like you are being fooled each day.
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-8+31 # Leslie 2012-02-23 10:19
It is hard to believe that US would resort to rumour spreading. The Minister has said that Sri Lanka is not agreeable to such a move at this juncture. This could mean that there has been some sort of agreement on this matter. It is better for the Minister to come out with the whole truth immediately as to what was discussed.
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-17+13 # Nodrog 2012-02-23 10:37
If true then its a serious offence and must be dealt with accordingly and in no uncertain terms. Time to stand up and fend for ourselves and stop being the punching-bag of countries who also have skeletons to hide....
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-15+21 # Surain 2012-02-23 10:53
Heat is on hats off
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-13+43 # Imran Hussein 2012-02-23 10:59
Its a trap you plonkers. Do you think that the US think the way you think. They know precisely how you would react, provided this is true. Only way to get out of this mess is dimplomacy but we dont have it, sadly.
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-21+49 # Labby 2012-02-23 11:11
What a childish story. Has it ever been known of US wasting time in spreading rumours ?
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-9+16 # MAH 2012-02-23 12:06
Whether they did this time or not is unknow for now, but about the US spreading rumors.... well ever heard of WMDs in Iraq?
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-6+13 # Imran Hussein 2012-02-23 12:17
Iam not denying you, but WMD wasnt a rumour it was a blatant lie began by Richard Butler.
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-8+16 # citizen1 2012-02-23 12:26
Especially about us!!!! What a gullible lot we have... believe everything by state media.
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-17+21 # Gaja Banda 2012-02-23 11:22
Damn Yankees!
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-14+30 # Thatha 2012-02-23 11:37
Rumours? Against Srilanka?hahahaha..... everything is true in Srilanka don't worry.
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-9+22 # Thomas 2012-02-23 11:40
G L tell us the truth. Don't hoodwink the Sri Lankan masses.
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-7+5 # fithna 2012-02-23 11:41
Good return for clingnig on to Yankees
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-12+12 # Psycho 2012-02-23 12:09
Western sin is holy!
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-18+18 # Tissera 2012-02-23 12:15
Pls dont antagonize the USA and other countries, we have always been at the receiving end of their assistance when needed, let us be more careful with our comments and show a little gratitude
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-12+12 # Asitha 2012-02-23 12:26
Yes it is very true,
Our people act like selfish and motive of condom theory.
Use and dispose theory.
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-4+14 # Regi 2012-02-23 13:16
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
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-2+2 # Analyst 2012-02-23 14:35
why he says "at this juncture" if he is completely denying it ???
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