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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said today the manner in which the Government acted and reacted to the international community before and during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) had pushed the country closer to a division.
 
UNP parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella told that it was the Government, which in its May 26, 2009 joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, gave an undertaking to hold an internal inquiry into human rights violations in keeping with international HR standards and Sri Lanka’s international obligations.

He said in the joint statement, the Government had also agreed to an accountability process for addressing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

However, Mr. Kiriella said the Government had failed to keep this promise to date and that it was this failure which paved the way for the British Prime Minister David Cameron to call for an international inquiry on HR violations in Sri Lanka if the government failed to carry out an impartial internal investigation by March next year.

Mr. Kiriella warned that that an international investigation in March would be a first step towards a call for a division of the country if the Government failed to carry out a proper internal investigation.

He recalled that it was such investigations which led to the division of Sudan and East Timor not so long ago. (Yohan Perera and Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • Camilla Thursday, 21 November 2013 04:28 AM

    With help of UNP. you are the people who support and want to give half of the country to Tamil.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 20 November 2013 05:19 PM

    Never betray our country. We can remember when Alqueda struck twin towers in America, all opposition parties got together with Bush faced crisis situation. At least learn a lesson from them.

    Pushkara Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:34 PM

    Idiots dont undustant that,true soldiers does.

    Jacoob Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:46 PM

    100% true .

    Asokamala Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:28 AM

    Before CFA some of the heroes took refuge in US. CFA -> break away of Karuna & Pillayan from LTTE-> demise of LTTE.

    Asokamala Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:35 AM

    Prior to CFA heroes took refuge in US. After CFA they retuned and faught a one sided war.

    Asokamala Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:35 AM

    break away of Karuna & Pillayan from LTTE-> paved the way for demise of LTTE

    nalaka Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:34 PM

    UNP paved the way for LTTE to be strong, we still remember the seacefire aggreement that almost gave the country away

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:59 PM

    Mr. Kirielle, thanks for enlightening us. Every Dick and Harry try to interpret important matters & issues while hiding facts.

    Neutral thinker Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:13 PM

    you are correct Hon.MP. This country is another step closer to division due to the short sighted decision and time buying tactic without implementing the 13th amendment. they can't fool the international community anymore.

    sobers Friday, 22 November 2013 11:21 AM

    Good analysis and correct version, the advisers are to be blamed. Our Civil service and Foreign service quality has drastically declined.

    sobers Friday, 22 November 2013 11:22 AM

    very stupid comment!

    jumboo Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:30 PM

    MR will pave the wave to create EElan if he din't let the ivestigation.

    Darshana Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:34 PM

    International probe?? Open your mouth and wait. Hahahaaaa.

    crazyboy Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:34 PM

    Ceasefire helped forces to spend time with family and causality then they became stronger to defeat. Many countries did not interfere during war due to genuineness GOSL in entering into a ceasefire and more than 2500 ceasefire violations committed by LTTE that proved they are not interested in reaching an agreement to end war. The ceasefire paved the way Karuna to get the real taste the life & living resulting in deserting his rank file with LTTE, that’s the first big victory for GOSL. Please analyze the facts before you comment without demonstrating your short sighted thinking.

    Hemantha Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:36 PM

    We know how much you love this country

    Chugum Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:37 PM

    What has the UN done to protect the human rights of the masses. Nothing. The are only concerned of the rights of its lame duck leader and protecting him. We have to thank Mr. Cameron for igniting this investigation.

    fred Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:45 PM

    We may not like what the UNP is saying but we cannot deny that the government has been clumsy and incompetent in the manner in which it has handled the 'international community' in the aftermath of the war. It has been unnecessarily anti-Western, staged ridiculous protests and demonstrations outside the UN offices and Western embassies and failed to engage with the west in a friendly and co-operative fashion. The government has simply been thoroughly inept but that is hardly surprising when you keep giving the best appointments to your 'pandan karayas' and to those who deserve them on the basis of merit.

    Truth Wednesday, 20 November 2013 02:31 PM

    Ceasefire agreement is in line with Buddhist philosophy. It is a non violent method of defeating terrorism. Karuna broke away from LTTE because of CFA signed during UNP.

    chandima Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:06 AM

    Crying for undue credit.......

    Camilla Thursday, 21 November 2013 08:03 AM

    With help of UNP. you are the people who support and want to give half of the country to Tamil Nadu.

    Truth Wednesday, 20 November 2013 02:40 PM

    The ceasefire agreement was in line with Buddhist philosophy. It is a non violent way of defeating terrorism. Karuna broke away from LTTE because of CFA signed during UNP.

    Deen Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:11 PM

    Seacefire agreement almost gave the country away?? COME ON Mr. Nalaka.. Every success started to come Govt's way after seacefire.. Especially karuna's seperation from LTTE..

    Dammika Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:24 AM

    Janak you are excellent and absolutely correct. Don't dig the past ... let's think forward UNP must win

    Roy Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:20 PM

    Mr.Kirella has understood the truth..thank you sir.

    Chugum Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:25 AM

    Sorry that should be UNP and not UN.

    Aaaa Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:46 PM

    What to do. No one is here to unite the united national party. United srilanka with good law.

    Haka Haka Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:39 AM

    When it happens you can open your mouth in shock..............ha...haaa

    gobi Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:54 PM

    You got the point Kiriyalla.

    nalaka Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:46 AM

    it was during the UNP ceasfire that weppons and planse were brought to sri lanka

    Siri Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:58 AM

    this MP is one of the problem creater to our mother land,don't listen to him.

    Janaka Wednesday, 20 November 2013 04:25 PM

    Mr. Kiriella

    Pls. keep the council strong and give all the help to Hon. Karu. We have a real chance of chasing away this regime of rouges.

    Pls. explain to people that, if we keep talking about the past, we only strengthen this corrupt regime. UNP will NOT lose any more elections.


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