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On the eve of the 19th UNHRC session, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris yesterday undertook a lobbying spree in the African continent to solicit the support of the like-minded countries in the region to defeat the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the Council.

A ministerial delegation headed by Prof. Peiris engaged in talks with a number of countries in Geneva over a period of one week, and he left for Africa for further diplomatic engagements in this respect.  

Prior to his departure from Geneva, the Minister told journalists that the US had intensified its campaigning against Sri Lanka at this juncture by deploying its envoys to various world capitals. He said it would be an uphill task for the government to campaign under the unfolding circumstances. 

“The US has deployed envoys to various capitals to exert pressure on respective countries support this resolution against Sri Lanka,” he said.

The US is planning to bring this resolution on the basis that the government of Sri Lanka had failed to take measures to implement the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).  However, the government rejected such allegations, and cited the move by the US as high-handed and intrusive. (Kelum Bandara reporting from Geneva)

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  • Guru Sunday, 26 February 2012 08:11 PM

    Beggers have to keep begging for everything.

    Guru Sunday, 26 February 2012 08:59 PM

    Good chance to see Africa at the expense of tax payers. Shame on you.

    Tintin Monday, 27 February 2012 12:45 AM

    Oh the places you'll go...only, its not Dr Seuss but Dr Peiris!

    Kaka Monday, 27 February 2012 12:33 AM

    How can you promote reconciliation when influential countries instigate division by intrusion.

    WarElephant Monday, 27 February 2012 01:23 AM

    Maximum support to GL and the Gang, lets pound those americans to the ground

    raj Monday, 27 February 2012 02:21 AM

    it the same minister, Peris had news conference in New York along with Hillary Clinton initiative of the government to investigate allegations by nominatiing LLRC. There is nothing to blam on UNP since UNP did not involve in this.

    duminda Monday, 27 February 2012 03:08 AM

    Nothing but respect Minister!

    sanjith Monday, 27 February 2012 03:38 AM

    US is a evil administration of the world, which promote oppression.

    Kornelius John Monday, 27 February 2012 03:44 AM

    Why he is doing this? Sri Lanka done nothing wrong.

    chandanafe Monday, 27 February 2012 12:13 PM

    You are not belong t Beggers Poooh !!!!!

    tomsamusa Monday, 27 February 2012 04:08 AM

    Rather than feeding the poor and starving in sinkng lanka,this old crook,fit enough to be in a home for the aged and meditate for forgiveness wasting poor appuhamy's money inthese junkets.
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    Tony Monday, 27 February 2012 04:09 AM

    Wonder how much in billions is this lobbying going to cost the tax payer?


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