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Outcome of UNHRC resolution reflects Govt’s major failures: SJB

24 March 2021 12:28 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The passing of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council is a direct result of the government’s major failures, main opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said today. 

"It was brought about by the government’s foreign policy failure, and its current failure in safeguarding human rights and democracy in Sri Lanka," the party said in a special statement. 

"The incumbent government has managed its foreign relations extremely irrationally. Instead of embarking on a careful and thoughtful process of diplomatically convincing the world that Sri Lanka is willing to take its human rights obligations seriously, it embarked on an obnoxious and intransigent campaign. The government lacks coherence, competence, and good faith in dealing with the international community. This dysfunctional approach to foreign relations is one of the main reasons that those countries once supported Sri Lanka are now no longer its allies. A fresh approach is needed to better manage Sri Lanka’s foreign relations. Competent professionals with foreign affairs expertise should be guiding Sri Lanka’s foreign policy," the statement said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Jiff Wednesday, 24 March 2021 02:52 PM

    Looks like they have already forgotten that SL voted against itself when they were ruling the country.

    Bernard Wednesday, 24 March 2021 04:01 PM

    If I may add, there is no rule- of - law due to scant regard for the judiciary by overturning judgements using an iron hand!

    Professor ANI Ekanayaka Wednesday, 24 March 2021 04:16 PM

    Truth and reality have finally caught up with Sri Lanka that has cunningly played the fool with and deceived the international community for many years consistent with the ancient diagnosis of Robert Knox " the Cingalese are a cunning lot who mistake the low-level cunning they possess to be a high level of Intelligence" !!

    Ranaweera Wednesday, 24 March 2021 04:34 PM

    And your wish because you wanted this too to put the blame on the government. You may have collaborated in providing false claims.

    Laugh to laugh Wednesday, 24 March 2021 05:28 PM

    Sri Lanka is a fake country in every aspect. Look at the country flag, lion picture with out lions in the country. 90% of the products are imported even though most of them can be produced. We are the jokers in the world.

    Murshid idroos Wednesday, 24 March 2021 05:50 PM

    The 69 lakhs of haraks led to this tragic situation more is needed

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