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The Sri Lankan government on Sunday said it would not accept UN Rights Chief Navy Pillai's deadline to make progress on its rights accountability record.

The country's Foreign Secretary Karunatillake Amunugama said the government would according to its own plan. "We will submit our progress to the next March session of the UNHRC. We have already completed most of the points raised by her while some of it cannot be implemented," he said.

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Pillay told the UNHRC that Sri Lanka has failed to show progress on its rights accountability record. If it fails to improve the record by March next year it could lead to an international inquiry.

Sri Lanka has already figured in two UNHRC resolutions.

Two resolutions moved in 2012 and 2013 by the US and backed by India were adopted both calling for progress on the right accountability. But Colombo has dismissed both as devious action by the West at the behest of the pro-LTTE diaspora.

Pillay completed an uneasy visit to Sri Lanka late August where she said Sri Lanka was heading towards authoritarianism.

Sri Lanka has accused Pillay, a South African national of Tamil heritage, of being an agent of the LTTE.(PTI)

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  • jacoob Tuesday, 01 October 2013 02:45 AM

    100% agreed. NOW THE NEW NPC WILL MAKE THE DECISIONS.

    Nihal Gunatilake Monday, 30 September 2013 06:48 AM

    Hello Karu- We know that You are NOT WORRIED about SL, All the time for ANYTHING . Why cannot you say GET LOST to the people who are ordering a report before next March, Karu!! bye-nihalg

    Flatwhite Monday, 30 September 2013 07:21 AM

    Pillay cant make decisions for us but we should make sure we make decisions for her.

    Renu Monday, 30 September 2013 07:28 AM

    Who the hell is this lunatic & Joker in the FMs Office

    PERERA Monday, 30 September 2013 07:33 AM

    LTE'S DO IT OUR WAY NOT BLOODY PILLAI'S WAY
    BUT WE WILL DO IT

    Javi Monday, 30 September 2013 08:40 AM

    Gov have to active seriously, bcz its in last moment of International inquiry, judgement, execute, monitoring,,,,,,etc.....

    Grace Monday, 30 September 2013 06:39 AM

    Politicians and those who have connections will not have worry but the innocent poor masses.

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:38 AM

    sri lanka dont worry,but people are worry there,they woll loose jobs if sanctions impose.

    zorro Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:59 AM

    we have the habit of calling everything biased, which doesn't suit our plans or the plans of our politicians? isn't it pathetic? Was LLRC report biased towards the Tamils?

    Perumal Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:06 PM

    You have to be worried about live-lines, not deadlines.

    TooToo Monday, 30 September 2013 03:57 AM

    Sri Lanka is not worried of dead lines until it falls "dead".

    ram Monday, 30 September 2013 06:35 AM

    Sri Lanka will worry on final judgment day very soon.

    Rata Haraka Monday, 30 September 2013 06:31 AM

    Probably the only true words he's ever spoken. They (the government) are not worried about anyone else's deadlines or goals or opinions or anything else. They will work only to their own plan and goals. God help us.

    FOX Monday, 30 September 2013 06:17 AM

    FATE!! INCORRIGIBLE GOVT

    SAM_SPARROW Monday, 30 September 2013 06:09 AM

    What a loser.

    Suq Madique Monday, 30 September 2013 05:54 AM

    Like the tiger leader?

    Nadi Karunaratne Monday, 30 September 2013 05:52 AM

    Only Belarus, China, Cuba,Uganda and the Sudan believe us. Any country with an independent judiciary, a free press and free elections seems not to believe our leaders. I don't know what to think anymore.

    Mason Monday, 30 September 2013 05:49 AM

    Dear Madam Nayi Pillai, please be informed that in spite of what I have said, a secret delegation will be arriving from Sri Lanka to meet and sort out matters with you.

    Russell J. Monday, 30 September 2013 05:40 AM

    Pillays report was biased and one sided..so anyone can understand it.Nothing to worry.if you are strong and you can stand...noone can do anything...The Traitors in this country can not take back our freedom which had given by our beloved Seurity forces....

    zavahir Monday, 30 September 2013 05:26 AM

    TNA lead to international stage,south leadership unable to beat the media, What they object all things happen.it shows no professionalism in media.

    TooToo Monday, 30 September 2013 04:59 AM

    Yes, like a cat, Sri Lanka has many lives.

    Dammika Monday, 30 September 2013 04:28 AM

    Yes this is he is talking from Sri Lanka to the people in Sri Lanka .... tell this to UN ... don't bark from here

    Prometheus Monday, 30 September 2013 04:23 AM

    errr.....it has been dying or dead since 1956

    Yuri Monday, 30 September 2013 04:17 AM

    Sure, We Sri Lankan not worry about Pillais deadline. you and the family have to worry about !

    Vic Monday, 30 September 2013 04:12 AM

    Yesterday this fellow said that there was no deadline but today he says he will not work according the request of Madam. Navi Pillai. What's going on?


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