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The Government informed Parliament today that the resolution on Sri Lanka which was adopted at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was illegal.

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that the resolution was an attempt to interfere in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.

“Sri Lanka considers the resolution as unwarranted. This resolution against Sri Lanka is illegal,” he told Parliament.

Gunawardena said that Sri Lanka is a sovereign State and will protect that sovereignty.

He also said that the new resolution did not have majority support at the Council.

He also tabled the resolution and details of the co-sponsors of the document in Parliament. 

However, the Minister said that Sri Lanka will continue engaging with United Nations agencies.

Dinesh Gunawardena also said that the resolution co-sponsored by the former Government was a “great betrayal”.

He said the Government will address accountability issues in Sri Lanka through a domestic mechanism. (Easwaran Rutnam)

  Comments - 15

  • Ranjit, Tokyo Thursday, 25 March 2021 11:31 AM

    Admit the truth. People aren't fools like the 225 dummy-heads in the good-for-nothing parliament.

    Labby Thursday, 25 March 2021 11:32 AM

    The Foreign Minster should be ashamed of himself to even utter such nonsense. He's an absolute failure.

    Sri Wickrema Thursday, 25 March 2021 11:39 AM

    If it is illegal from where are you seeking any redress? Making blunders after blunders in foreign relationships you are groping in the dark.

    Lasith Thursday, 25 March 2021 11:44 AM

    Yes; previous government had many politicians who were traitors to Sri Lanka!

    Bernard Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:11 PM

    If it is illegal why did you beg support from the wavering countries?

    Raj Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:11 PM

    China asked for a recorded vote on the resolution. So even the closest friend did an illegal thing?

    Crooks and Cowards Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:53 PM

    We are with you Minister , Raise your sarong and tighten your satakaya and go to the UN to fight like a meramulana thug . Good Luck .

    Jeeves Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:55 PM

    Fact- The UN report WAS FLAWED, and BIASED! And why did UK deliberately withhold certain reports from being reviewed? Might have weakened the argument for their resolution?

    jayt Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:55 PM

    Buddhist monks are the main traitors in sri lanka. they are the one who produced crooks and criminals for bribes. did western countries did anything legal since the start of war? did western thousands western wars that killed millions were legal? killers in the western countries make any bogus reason and go on field robe and rape nations without any resistance from any part of the world. they have been running a secret dictatorship government in the last seventy years. what legal team they have to worry about? what democratic force they have to worry about?

    Idiot boy Thursday, 25 March 2021 01:31 PM

    Honey moon is over.

    cheers Friday, 26 March 2021 02:36 AM

    you find a mechanism how to attack them and through a workable solution how to defeat those terrorist supporting countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Swiss, and other European countries and send all northern people through boats to those countries so they can get the votes

    Mike Revere Friday, 26 March 2021 04:48 AM

    Hitler had died but the judgment at Nuremberg after World war 2, condemned the living Himmler crowd to capital punishment. No repeat please.

    Stingray Friday, 26 March 2021 06:58 AM

    What the hell does he know about illegality-everything his govt. does is illegal!!!

    Buddhist Friday, 26 March 2021 07:07 AM

    What a joker, may be age is catching up with him. Which act says its illegal. If so how can SL Govt sign international agreements without presenting in the Parliament?

    Punchi Banda Friday, 26 March 2021 07:25 AM

    Correct the process was illegal and a violation of the Shingalese Human Rights because The hearings was conducted in English and not shinhala so patriots couldn’t understand what was being discussed.

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