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Letter to UN from civil society organizations

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A collection of thirty-one civil society organisations today handed over a letter to the UN office in Colombo appealing the UN and the international community to give room and allow Sri Lanka to determine its future.

“Our appeal is to give us space. Give us a chance to sort out our internal issues. When we can’t and we want help, we will certainly reach out for help. But, we want to be the change we want to see and the world must allow us to do so. We are a sovereign nation - we are Sri Lankans. Allow us to build our nation at our own space and pace,” in the letter, the civil society collection said.

The letter addressing Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the UN Resident Coordinator is as follows,


  Comments - 7

  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 05 February 2021 03:13 PM

    These are Sinhalese Organizations bent on protecting the criminality of their ilk and fully instigated and supported by the governing regime who are the main culprits. Therefore this so called "civil society" is pure humbug, they have no civility in them rather than criminal protectors.

    Roisin Friday, 05 February 2021 03:14 PM

    Also signed by a sports club, a leather manufacturer and coconut association? I rest my case

    Dillan Friday, 05 February 2021 03:17 PM

    I never heard these groups.

    Kumara Friday, 05 February 2021 03:24 PM

    Implement 13 plus constitutional amendment. War ended in 2009, still no permanent solution in the country despite UNHRC resolutions. Minorities' protest march is taking place now from Pothuvil to Polikandy despite many obstructions. Listen to them.

    Mokan Friday, 05 February 2021 03:26 PM

    Give us some more space, we can finish off any minorities left

    Mystery Friday, 05 February 2021 03:31 PM

    Give ECT to India and play second fiddle to India then mysteriously all the UN pressures against Sri Lanka would subside and vanish away.

    Antony Jude Friday, 05 February 2021 03:36 PM

    Nothing has been done during last 12 years to bring long lasting peace and reconciliation in this country by the government. Tamil community faced so many threat and human rights violations against them during this period. No trust on the government to resolve ethnic problem. So UNO/International community should get involved .

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