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The Sri Lankan government has expressed its deep concern about the hardships faced by the Palestinians, at the 21st session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva, Sri Lanka’s permanent mission in Geneva said.

Participating in the Session on 'Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories', Sri Lanka expressed its deep concern about the hardships faced by the Palestinian people. Noting that it had long advocated the recognition of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, Sri Lanka said it remains steadfast in its unequivocal support to the people and the Government of Palestine for their just struggle to achieve the right of statehood, coexisting peacefully alongside Israel. Sri Lanka urged the Government of Israel to lift the blockade placed on Gaza, within the framework of Security Council Resolution 1860, which has a devastating impact on the lives of the ordinary people of Palestine, especially the young. Sri Lanka also voiced its belief that the State of Palestine would soon be able to assume its rightful place among the community of states at the United Nations.

Participating in the General Debate on 'Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action' Sri Lanka renewed its commitment to the core principles of equality and non-discrimination embodied in the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. Sri Lanka noted that as a country which has emerged from a 30-year long terrorist conflict, it is acutely aware of the manner in which racial and other ideologies could be manipulated by extremist elements seeking to foster fascist ,separatist agendas and engender hatred and intolerance, which pose a threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.
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  • RAJK Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:40 AM

    charity begins at home. not at the next door.

    Chakablass Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:21 PM

    Let's clean our own garbage first before dig into others . As a country we have bigger problems to sort out before look into other external matters.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:37 PM

    More like a buffaloa grunting at the moon. Your continuous anti sri lankan baila shows your character full off hate and malice. Ignorant people like you deserve pity.

    senavi Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:46 PM

    it is not racial but political discrimination in Sri lanka. Who ever with the winners benefits which Muslim community have mastered very well

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:20 PM

    Only Chinese support us !

    Chandana Wednesday, 26 September 2012 02:48 PM

    Seems like all the Diaspora guys making most of the comments ... Ha ha haa...

    Bhrahma Puttra Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:08 PM

    This time a cost of a plane load is saved to the Nation. Thanks to the President for his bold decision.

    Amanda De Silva Thursday, 27 September 2012 06:24 AM

    Honestly this is a joke!!!!!!!! Sri Lanka needs to sort it's own problems out first and foremost.

    singing fish Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:45 PM

    Racist and other idelogies are created by the extremist srilankan goverment only and not by others.

    kamal Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:55 PM

    what do you think Israel wants then??? Why do they want to attack Iran where they themselves have the most powerful nuclear weapons???

    GSK Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:49 PM

    No point of blaming the minister, he is just a post box, acting on behalf of some one, we all konw who they are??
    However, we are putting our self getting into US's bad books and we have qualification to talk abt the ethnic discrimination !! These comments are made to irritate US!! Please Think !! DOT

    RamUK Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:39 AM

    Diverting techniques ...Please think about Mother Lanaka's own discriminated , Poor, Jailed, Kidnapped and militarized people do something about that rather than talk about Palestine traveling on tax payers money

    Fazli Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:40 AM

    Easily said than done !

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:42 AM

    This is like a crocodile crying at the UN.

    Em Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:44 AM

    See who talks on racial discrimination..

    bernardwijeyasingha Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:53 PM

    That is because Sri Lanka is an idiot. The Palestinian issue could have been solved decades ago if Muslim nations absorbed the population from JEWISH lands. The Palestinians do not want peace or they would not have elected an internationally known terrorist group Hamas. Finally how ungrateful could Sri Lanka be? Israel was one of the nations that helped Sri Lanka develop her secret service agency while the Palestinians did nothing.

    Nadeesha Pradeep Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:59 AM

    Allay Iran wants Israel eliminated not coexistence.

    malkanthi Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:09 AM

    Even if Isreal give in to Palestine, they will still fight for nothing, the leaders of Palestine has no vision. Our guys are wasting petrol!

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:12 AM

    What about the people of Sri Lanka?

    Calee Fernando Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:21 AM

    Our guys have chin-thanaya.

    ravi Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:32 AM

    Sri Lankan ministers are real jokers.

    Ryan Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:58 AM

    Sinhalese translation of your screen name " Gon Puravasiya" suits you well...


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