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By Subramaniam Baskaran and S.N Nibojan

The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi yesterday said that it would urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to pressurise the Government to implement the resolutions despite the Government’s announcement that it was going to pull-out from the proposals.

Even if the Sri Lanka Government exited from the UN resolution, the United Nations should urge the Sri Lanka Government to implement the decisions taken at the UNHRC, Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran said addressing the media after the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Central Committee Meeting held at Arivaham in Kilinochchi yesterday.  

“It was well-known that Sri Lanka would exit from the co-sponsorship, however, we are closely monitoring the Government’s activities after the regime change,” he said.  

“The ITAK vehemently condemns Sri Lanka violating the decision taken by the UNHRC,” Sumanthiran said. He said that they had decided to adopt a different approach to exert pressure to implement 
the resolution.  

“We have decided to convey the decisions taken by the ITAK to the constituent parties and also have taken certain preliminary decisions in the context of contesting at the General  Elections,” he said.  
He also said that Rajavarothayam Sampanthan would contest at the upcoming General Elections. He said that that attention would also be paid to give opportunities for educated youth and women.   
However, he said that despite their efforts to bring more women into politics the situation 
remained the same. 

  Comments - 4

  • Tom Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:08 PM

    One government implement something and another come in and change. This is not new for SL, they were doing this on the domestic front for several decades and now started doing this at international level.

    Mandayan Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:57 PM

    The inability of SL to have its local mechanism is understandable and so another option will come out for the government to retract to say the opposite.

    Milinda Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:22 PM

    Your days in parliment are numbered. After April you will have to come through the back door if you want to be in parliment

    S.Sangaralingham Thursday, 27 February 2020 10:48 AM

    So called opinions are varied not unexpected. Some outside force must judge for there to be an informed opinion. Do called calamities will not happen but did happen or not happen must be investigated and ruled out

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