Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said that the country is looking at the decision India will make when the resolution against Sri Lanka will be presented at the UNHRC session tomorrow in Geneva.
“Their decision will be very crucial. Still we do not know whether they will side with the western nations led by the US, but we think for them Sri Lanka is a very important country for them in many ways,” the Thera said.
“All of us should forget differences be it political, social or religious and should unite to stand against the US and its partners who are trying every possible way to sideline put Sri Lanka in a corner,” the Thera added.
The JHU parliamentary group leader also stressed that no one had spoken or taken action against the atrocities committed by US led forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and also in Libya and now they are attempting to go ahead with similar action in the near future with Iran and Syria.
The Thera pointed that they take such steps based on misleading information and also for not been able to understand the sovereignty of the country.
“They identify violent groups and assist them so they can prove the international community that violence is taking place in Sri Lanka. We question them whether their motive is to make the country another Libya, Somalia or Ethiopia,” Ven.Rathana Thera charged.
Presidents Counsel Manohara De Silva said that the resolution will pave way for the UNHRC to inform and update themselves about the steps the Sri Lankan government has taken as they have charged that the government has failed to implement the LLRC recommendations.
He charged that within the United Nations (UN) steps have been taken to undermine the reputation of poor countries and also to sideline them at international level, the appointment of the Darusman Panel is one such example.
These statements were made at a media briefing organised by the Pivithuru Hetak organisation held at the National Library. Actors, lecturers and representatives of social and religious organisations also participated and made their views on how the people can unite to safeguard the sovereignty of the country. (Supun Dias)