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India while voting for the resolution on Sri Lanka called for an "independent and credible investigation into allegations of human rights violations and loss of civilian lives” in Sri Lanka.

India’s envoy Dilip Singha said that India expects the Northern Provincial Council election to be held in September 2013 together with devolution of political authority through the 13th amendment in the country

“While noting the commitment of Sri Lanka to hold elections to the Northern Provincial Council in September 2013, it is our expectation that the people of the province can exercise their democratic rights freely and without delay as guaranteed to them by the Sri Lankan Constitution’

Below is the full statement by India at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

Intervention in the United Nations Human Rights Council under Agenda Item: 2 on the Resolution on Promoting reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka

Allow me to make a few remarks on the resolution under discussion "Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka".

India believes that the report of the LLRC and its findings and recommendation provides a window of opportunity to forge a consensual way forward towards a lasting political settlement through genuine national reconciliation and the full enjoyment of human rights by all its citizens. We note with concern the inadequate progress by Sri Lanka in fulfilling its commitment to this Council in 2009. Further, we call on Sri Lanka to move forward on its public commitments, including on the devolution of political authority through full implementation of the 13th Amendment and building upon it.

India has always been of the view that the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka provided a unique opportunity to pursue a lasting political settlement, acceptable to all communities in Sri Lanka, including the Tamils. We call for effective and timely implementation of all the constructive recommendations contained in the LLRC report, including those pertaining to missing persons, detainees, disappearances and abductions, reduction of 'high security zones', return of private lands by the military and withdrawal of the security forces from the civilian domain in the Northern Province. We reiterate our call for an independent and credible investigation into allegations of human rights violations and loss of civilian lives. We urge Sri Lanka to take forward measures to ensure accountability. We expect these measures to be to the satisfaction of the international community.

As Sri Lanka's closest neighbour, India remains engaged in a substantial way in the relief, resettlement, rehabilitation and reconstruction process in that country. Our efforts have contributed to the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons and the rebuilding of infrastructure and development, especially in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka.
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  • Emil Nanayakkara Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:33 PM

    India do back stabbing every time so don’t believe India.

    truth Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:23 AM

    yes India created LTTE and got the pay back when LTTE killed Rajive Ghandi the very son of the creator of LTTE
    what is next?
    those who are living in SL are atleast have peace in their minds now ,after erasing the LTTE factor which destroyed lively hood of Sinhalese,Muslims and Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    kvm Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:36 PM

    Hi All, I am an Indian and i have been following this issue for a long. Please believe few people in Tamil Nadu and in central Power made the decision to vote against Srilanka, We 99% Indian feel, what Lanka done is right and there is no other way to resolve the problem. It is a sole issue of Sri lanka and we should never interfere into that. Where were these people when LTTE fighting, they could have come and made a dialouge, why these people not talking anything about Tibet Buddhists chased and crashed by Chinese........Lanka done a great job and I wish all country could do it and make peace..... (According to the Bhagavat Gita (indian epic), The weapon you use is always about what the enemy deserve..LTTE deserved what they got)

    Patriot Friday, 22 March 2013 05:07 AM

    What about investigating the activities of the Indian "Peacekeeping" Forces in SL?

    mahesh Friday, 22 March 2013 07:03 AM

    So India has three enemies now and all surround us. Pakistan, Sri Lanka and China. Allies- 0. On other side allies are now China, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 3 vs 1. Great international diplomacy India. Brilliant job, and people ask why is India is poverty stricken and underdeveloped even though Indians are hard working and intelligent. The reason is here, because we are corrupt and stupid when it comes to common sense. We can only cram books and be good at our jobs, that's only good enough to make good personal lives, that won't save the nation and now we can see where things are going. Bravo India, we are now completely surrounded with enemies who are also now each others close allies, thanks to us. So we not only managed to make enemies but also make this new enemy a friend of our other enemies. Hahahaha India should write a book on how to destroy diplomatic relations with maximum efficiency.

    Suq Madique Friday, 22 March 2013 02:10 AM

    Whats the colour of treachery and betrayal?

    mail_guy Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:07 AM

    India asys independent investigation not international investigation. Sounds like they got afraid because they also supported SL in that civil war.

    Rakitha Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:13 PM

    Tiger Terrorist Colors is what David is showing!!!!!!!!!!! We are having peace in Sri Lanka Idiot and don't take it away from us for dirty LTTE terrorist agendas David!!!!!!!!

    Barbara Friday, 22 March 2013 10:08 AM

    India, the harbourers of terrorists you can vote or not but don't try to govern Sri Lanka. You can get your Indians out of Sri Lanka. Two faced cowards who have enemies around the world. Get lost!

    johnad Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:21 PM

    BAN INDIA'S FROM SRI LANKA.....

    DAVID Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:19 AM

    BRAVO INDIA SHOW YOUR COLOURS.

    mahesh Monday, 25 March 2013 06:36 AM

    We understand your frustration Barbara, we are ruled by morons and the 99% of us Indians are not bad as what you think. We are extremely sorry. We deserve the abuses since we started it.


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