By Kelum Bandara
The UNP today stressed that the government should take steps to prevent foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the country, by ensuring good governance and strengthening democracy.
Addressing the weekly press conference, UNP Media Spokesman MP Gayantha Karunatilake said that his party opposed the appointment of an expert panel to look into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka.
“As a party, we vehemently oppose this move by the UN. However, it has now been appointed. Valiant soldiers who fought this war did not commit anything wrong that paves the way for international intervention. The government failed to implement the 17th Amendment and reactivate the independent commissions,” MP Karunatilake said.
He said that issues of international concern could not be addressed through the fiery political rhetoric which is normally used by ruling party politicians to whip up emotions in the electorate.