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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that Sri Lanka is in the process of implementing all demands made by the sponsors of the UNHRC resolution against it, except for allowing an international probe into alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the war with the LTTE.

The assertion was made by the president during a meeting yesterday with Japan's Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara.

He told the Japanese minister, "Please tell this truth to rest of the world. Except for an international inquiry we are in the process of implementing all other demands made by sponsors of the Resolution."

The president's office quoted Kihara as saying that the UNHRC resolution was unhelpful to Sri Lanka.

"We considered whether the resolution on Sri Lanka moved in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva would help Sri Lanka. We decided it will not. That is why we abstained when the vote was taken," Kihara was quoted as saying.

"We are not ready to accept biased reports prepared by international bodies. We are confident that Sri Lanka is capable of solving its problems one by one. What is needed is to engage the international community," he said.

Japan along with India was one of the 12 countries which abstained in the UNHRC vote in Geneva in March.

The US-sponsored resolution was adopted, with 24 countries voting in favour.

The resolution demanded the setting up of an international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the nearly three decade-long conflict with the LTTE.(Times of India)

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  • Nanda Saturday, 10 May 2014 04:12 PM

    To implement something, we need international community. Why dont you do it before someone pointing it out?

    Emadharman Saturday, 10 May 2014 04:36 PM

    Sir, Please tell this to those directly who brought the resolution against Sri Lanka in the UN.

    dharmapalad Sunday, 11 May 2014 01:43 AM

    no one has the rights treaty the minitoty as a second class citizen,even you have no viiolation of constutation vghts . talking against the minirities.

    Percyval M Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:09 AM

    Everready .............

    TRUTH Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:24 AM

    Can you do your own LLCR report .

    sinnathamby Monday, 12 May 2014 08:24 AM

    At last will it come to accepting an internationalInquiry too. To satisfying some countries who abstain and voted against Srilanka in Geneva. via DM iPad app

    ram Monday, 12 May 2014 04:00 AM

    you are guilty now it's proved from your statement that HR violation taken place in SL started severing .
    you like or not you have face it cannot play around with international our support to international 100% - Ram Batticaloa

    Mutu Monday, 12 May 2014 04:54 AM

    Are you ready to give redress to poor people of this country with the alleged booming economy.

    karnan Monday, 12 May 2014 07:41 AM

    have you got something to hide to international community?if am am the president , if I have nothing to hide , I more than welcome any investigation .No one will be asking for separate state even no one will be talking about equal rights as long as all treated equally.

    karnan Monday, 12 May 2014 07:43 AM

    If you are a real Buddhist please believe in karma , you have to face the judgment of god even you managed to getaway humans .

    Steave Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:18 PM

    U r ready to answer violence against other community in ur country via DM iPad app

    Rohan Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:58 AM

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