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United National Party Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa today said that all political parties in the country should join hands to form an all party movement and come to an agreement in order to face and defeat the upcoming resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

“We, the UNP strongly believe that if there is a domestic issue, it should be solved internally and not internationally. It is our duty to come together to save the country. If the resolution is passed next March at the UNHRC, the consequences could be adverse. There will be sanctions. Therefore I suggest that all parties should come together to face threats posed by international forces,” he said.     

He accused the Sri Lankan foreign policy of being unsuccessful and said the main reason for international interventions was the ‘dilapidated foreign policy’ of the country.

“When President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed with UN Chief Ban Ki Moon that there were human rights violations during the last phase of the war in a joint statement our foreign policy took a decisive turn. And given the false promises made to the international by the government depicts the state of our present foreign policy,” he said.

He also said the President should take the opportunity of chairing the Commonwealth organisation to win the hearts of its member countries and to defeat the UNHRC resolution.

MP Premadasa also suggested that there should be a special unit established in the External Affairs Ministry to deal with the Tamil Diaspora and to lower the mounting pressure of the Diaspora. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Ganthi Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:09 PM

    Bell sound come before

    Reader Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:45 AM

    Trying to become a clown to counter attack the "Doctor".

    Gerard Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:46 AM

    A cheap political and opportunistic statement from Sajith

    Real Peace Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:54 AM

    Rule of law and true democracy and justice will be restored in this country only if the resolution is not defeated at the UNHCR.

    Labby Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:59 AM

    He causes so much disunity in his own party, what nonsense is he now talking?

    Goofy Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:01 AM

    First you should see what can be done to masses with the high cost of living, lawlessness and corruption. Then you may go shopping. As you and you party is an effective opposition we have to depend on the international community to fight for our rights.

    mollamaari Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:06 AM

    First learn to unite & work with your leadership before uniting other parties!!

    haal messa Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:11 AM

    finally this is the way forward when dealing with these smart asses in western counties

    rakavan Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:18 AM

    His statement is disappointing from a Tamil perspective, in that he does not even demand the implementation of 13th amendment in full, nor does he demand an independent investigation into human rights violations against Tamils. Empty rhetoric of this nature will never win the support of Tamils nor Tamil parties; the opportunity is still there for the Sinhala polity to act and earn their respect from Tamils by allowing Tamil self rule and this is the only way out. International community is not ignorant as one would wish to be deceived by hollow promises..

    raj Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:25 AM

    First to treat all races equally. Then problems will be solved.

    fon Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:29 AM

    We are already doing it you stupid kid.
    Just keep quite or join government for gods sake !

    Vic Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:40 AM

    Impose full democracy for Tamils, remove the army from North-East, let them live peacefully, treat all Srilankan equally, then there will be no problem for Srilanka.

    Bleeding Heart Monday, 09 December 2013 11:36 AM

    Organised mob burnt JAFFNA Library. Are they heros???
    UNP is responsible for massacres against the Tamils in 1983.

    Real Peace Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:56 AM

    What do you expect Sajith from the UNHCR when killers of senior journalists such as Lasantha W are not brought to justice by the state?

    janaka Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:10 AM

    First You show example by working with your senior members. Don't Talk nonsense. You good as your father talking big and dividing friction among your own group. Today we are in this situation because of your stupid things and selfishness

    Sudhahar. Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:14 AM

    Well said sir. You are a gentlemanly straightforward politician like your respected father.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Monday, 09 December 2013 11:49 AM

    What a freaking idiot. When he cannot contribute to the stability of the UNP, he's trying to sound like a liberator of the people, by the people, for the people. Go fly a kite SP. We give a damn for your rhetoric.

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:27 AM

    Cat is out of the bag.Why don't you go strengthen the hands of MR without messing up the UNP.

    Raj Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:42 AM

    To bring down this government all must work under a leader but you don't know that hence leave politics and forcus your business. That would be a great help to this nation and your fathers party.

    ANTON Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:17 PM

    HOW CAN WE BELIEVE PEOPLE WHO DOES NOT OBEY AND RESPECT THEIR TEACHERS.

    Dharme Sunday, 08 December 2013 11:07 AM

    First settle home problems my dear...

    Ajithkumar Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:24 PM

    You cannot work within the party, you cannot unite your party, and now asking all the parties to join hands.. For me, to be frank, the message is good, but look like if you are a spokesperson for the Government...

    Sree Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:30 PM

    Always keep the country first and then people will recognize that there are patriots in your party

    Ahamed Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:41 PM

    Practice before Preaching

    jim pappa Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:48 PM

    It is more a case of ' dilapidated ' politicians who know next to nothing, being appointed to foreign missions. Anyway you are on the right track, sir. We love patriots, irrespective of the party they represent.

    Shehan Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:03 PM

    Remove the army from the North-East so you can smuggle in arms again?

    Kusuma Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:05 PM

    We should unite like what we had before 1951. It was India who divided the people of Ceylon by funding SWRD to form the SLFP>

    The woman who wrote Darusman Report Ms Yasmin Sooka is an Indian Colonial Parasite from South Africa.

    tilak Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:06 PM

    Srilanka already save with strong leadership of Mr MR, Mr Ghotabaya and Mr Fonseka.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:15 PM

    Playing for the government. Stop your double game.

    Suq Madique Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:15 PM

    Problem is a certain minority group want to be treated more equal than the others.

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:17 PM

    Please don't make every issue a communal one. First learn to live along with other communities then the problem will be solved.

    CHANDRAPALA Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:24 PM

    DO YOU THINK THAT WE COULD SOLVE OUR INTERNAL PROBLEMS INTERNALLY UNDER THIS GOVERNMENT WITHOUT THE HELP OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY BECAUSE, OUR KEY ISSUES ARE MAINTAINING OF GOOD GOVERNANCE POLICY, TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, RULE OF LAW AND UP HOLDING OF DEMOCRACY IN THE COUNTRY?

    Sumathy M Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:26 PM

    Are you going to join hand with TNA,the proxies of the LTTE who killed your father Mr.Premadasa

    Dharme Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:36 PM

    You are doing enough damage to UNP.
    You have a very short sighted plan. People are gradually realising that.

    If you do not stop this UNP will have no future and your dream
    of becoming the President will only be a dream.

    Follow what your father did with JR if you want to have a dood political future. without playing to the gallery.

    investigator Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:36 AM

    sajith is more keen to save mahinda from gallows.


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