Several proposals of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka cannot be accepted as it poses some dangers to the country, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news briefing that several proposals of the resolutions including the one which says an international probe would have to be conducted if Sri Lanka fails to carryout an acceptable domestic probe on the alleged violations of human rights and the clause that assistance of Commonwealth and other international bodies should be sought in the proposed domestic probe cannot be accepted.
Further, he said the resolution could be a tactic by the Western Countries and USA to interfere in Sri Lanka in the future. In such circumstances, he said “The Government cannot say the country had made a great achievement but should take things seriously,” he said.
The JVP General Secretary said the previous regime is also greatly responsible for this situation.
Accordingly, Mr. Silva said a domestic inquiry should be conducted without involving any international organisation while the government should act according to the mandate it had got. Also he said redress should be provided to all those who have been distressed during the war.
At the same time the JVP General Secretary welcomed the establishment of a truth commission stating it is something which his party suggested back in 2009 just after the completion of the war. “Government had remembered to set up a truth commission only after USA and the UNHRC requested but turned a deaf ear when our party suggested it,” he said. (Yohan Perera)