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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. (Subramaniam Baskaran and S.N Nibojan)

  Comments - 7

  • Gamini Abheyadeera Tuesday, 25 February 2020 07:00 AM

    The Govt should bring in laws to punish these traitors for making false allegation against their own country while enjoying all benefits. Just after the election the Govt should bring in these legislations to punish these people as treason

    CHULANI Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:21 AM

    Sri Lanka...immediately LEAVE....chesspit of UNHRC.....then like USA and ISRAEL....ignore all resolutions against SRI LANKA

    cheers Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:35 AM

    ITAK is discarded just like the LTTE so shut up and when will UN punich you for your previous involvement with LTTE we are waiting

    Sokrates Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:36 AM

    @Gamini Abheyadeera. There is only one minor problem. These so-called traitors tell the truth of what there is verified evidence. So who should be punished now? In Germany people are severely punished who deny that there was genocide against Jews.

    Sando Tuesday, 25 February 2020 12:28 PM

    There is no need to panic. The LTTE was a terrorist outfit which was defeated. Tamils/Muslims and Sinhalese were victims of Terrorism. It is now the time to rebuild lives across.....North to South.....East to West. It was the LTTE that forcibly took innocent Tamils to be the Human Shield.

    kumar Tuesday, 25 February 2020 01:34 PM

    @Gamini Abheyadeera: You should understand that he has been democratically selected by the Tamil people to represent them. He is just asking for the justice for the massacred Tamil people.You guys are with blood in your hand can't easily escaped from the sin.

    Siva Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:24 PM

    Human rights violations in Sri Lanka started with the JVP uprising in the 70s I was then a young person and would identify myself as s Tamil at road blocks and was treated with respect. I also know and I could personally vouch for the crow pecking dead bodies floating on Kelani River at that time. Later UNHCR was approached by Mahinda. Rajapakse now UNHCR is not wanted. Perhaps MR gave up because its a long drawn out process but this time the tune is not in his favour.

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