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Cuba, a key ally of Sri Lanka, has pledged its support to defeat a possible resolution at the March session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Cuban Ambassador Indira Lopez Arguelles in an interview told Daily Mirror that Cuba, as a matter of principle was opposed to any country-specific resolutions because such resolutions were against the spirit of international law.  

“When a country is singled out in this manner, it is not co-operative. It is an infringement of the country’s sovereignty and an unnecessary interference of its internal affairs.  It creates unnecessary pressure on a country is contrary to the spirit of international law,” she said.   

Ms. Lopez said the two previous resolutions on Sri Lanka were unfair by the country and had confused the situation.  She said Cuba could play a role in helping Sri Lanka to gain economic and political access to Latin America though however Cuba was unable to expand trade activities with Sri Lanka given the economic blockade imposed by the United States. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Una Paloma Tuesday, 31 December 2013 02:32 AM

    UNHRC should shed the image that it is the happy hunting ground of a privileged lot.

    Lasanthi Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:28 AM

    taurus, please respect women when you are criticizing on their comments! Surely you have a mother/wife/sisters, etc.? Everybody have a right to comment according to their conscience and the Daily Mirror cannot afford to publish one-sided comments. If not there is no democracy! You guys making huge outcry on this issue, but go haywire when you see a comment that goes against you!

    Nishanthi Tuesday, 31 December 2013 02:46 AM

    Sri Lankans should pay their tribute to Cuba "to call a spade a spade"!

    damned Tuesday, 31 December 2013 08:13 AM

    that is called a country's "sovereignty" idiot!

    ANTON Tuesday, 31 December 2013 04:30 AM

    MUCHAS GRACIAS, SENIOR !!!

    Gamarala Tuesday, 31 December 2013 12:30 AM

    Thank you Cuba. The US economic blockade of this island nation is the biggest disgrace to humanity. The US is the worlds worst human rights violator from its inception. This is the only country in the world that began with a genocide of the indigenous original inhabitants of the land and then got rich on the backs of slavery ( labor) for over 300 years. A double whammy.

    taurus Tuesday, 31 December 2013 05:36 AM

    Did you try to find out why only Cuba is following old communist policies while her principle mentors Russian and China themselves have shed those policies and prospering with both American and Europe? Did you not realise that Cuban leaders themselves have made their country a pawn, similar to the way Sri Lanka is heading.

    taurus Tuesday, 31 December 2013 05:38 AM

    Imposing sanctions for human rights violations is not bullying, but the correct path that all nations should practice and support.

    taurus Tuesday, 31 December 2013 05:40 AM

    You would not say this same thing if the UNHCR was to support and justify the killing of 40,000 tamils or support the GOSL against having any investigation on abductions and crimes against humanity.

    Maheshwaran Appu Tuesday, 31 December 2013 05:41 AM

    True friends.

    taurus Tuesday, 31 December 2013 05:43 AM

    How come all the other nations do not call this "so called spade a spade" and it is only questionable countries with equally poor humani rights record such as Iran, Cuba, Kenya seems to call these "so called spades a spade". Nishanthi, you can say these stories to your foolish grandmother.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 31 December 2013 06:39 AM

    Cuba, a key ally of Sri Lanka, key to emancipation !!

    Prometheus Tuesday, 31 December 2013 07:08 AM

    So 1 country out of 47? Does not look good for the GoSL. Remember, the magic number is 24!

    investigator Tuesday, 31 December 2013 07:13 AM

    no surprize at all.cuba is another seriiously corrupt communist dictatorship.according to forbs magazine on multy millionaires in the world,castro has us doller 100 million worth of assets.it is only visible assets only.they have no shame to support cruel dictators who steal millions and billions.

    UN-Predict Tuesday, 31 December 2013 02:19 AM

    Cuba is another small nation bullied by Westerners. Thanks for all your supports.

    Rahman Tuesday, 31 December 2013 07:14 AM

    All true friends of Sri Lanka are human right violators with blood in their hands.


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