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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said Sri Lanka registered protest over a twitter by the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) including video footage of wartime scenes.

Mr. Gunawardane told Daily Mirror that it was a deviation of the practice by the OHCHR, and therefore Sri Lanka communicated its protest.

In the Twitter message, the OHCHR said Sri Lanka’s failure to address past violations had heightened the risk of human rights violations being repeated. The message is carried with a video footage with scenes from the war front.

“This Twitter message is a total deviation from the procedure laid down in this regard. It is utterly biased,’’ he said.

Sri Lanka is listed for scrutiny at the next session of the UNHRC between February 12 and March 19.

Sri Lanka is listed for scrutiny at the next session of the UNHRC. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 18

  • Dee Monday, 01 February 2021 08:26 AM

    How dare they use such videos? Such videos are used only during elections in Sri Lanka.

    Mokan Monday, 01 February 2021 08:28 AM

    Ha Ha Ha getting stressed

    Lo Monday, 01 February 2021 08:30 AM


    Ranaweera Monday, 01 February 2021 08:35 AM

    It is becoming clearer as to who is behind this video now. These are the very same people who deceived the west by showing them Kataragama religious acts performed by devotees as torture to certain minorities in Sri Lanka. They are now making movies from doctored footage. Shame on them. No they do not have any shame.

    Sokrates Monday, 01 February 2021 08:36 AM

    A protest against the truth? Wake up Mr. Gunawardane and accept that there are many war criminals in Sri Lanka.

    Lumbini Monday, 01 February 2021 11:21 AM

    Why worry?

    Idiot Boy Monday, 01 February 2021 02:22 PM

    True or Not

    Jeeves Monday, 01 February 2021 02:28 PM

    Just who or what is holding the puppet strings of the UN? We all know, don't we?

    Samson de silva Monday, 01 February 2021 02:31 PM

    So, Mr Gune, you protested. Ha! Ha!! What else can you do? After all, soon you will be going to the West with the begging bowl. You can protest all what you want, with the tail firmly stuck between your legs. You think the UNHCR will care about your protests?

    ChanakaJ Monday, 01 February 2021 02:31 PM

    With such bias and prejudice, can UN be a credible institution, or is it also highly corrupt?

    Dilshan Monday, 01 February 2021 05:20 PM

    Have they also circulated videos of Israelis shelling Palestinian schools or Iraqi doctors getting butted in the face by US rifles? If not, why not?

    REX Monday, 01 February 2021 05:25 PM

    We should all ask the numerous UN post holders festering in this country to explain this behaviour in full!

    Think Monday, 01 February 2021 05:51 PM

    Twitter didn't even bother Donald Trump, they don't care about circus's buffoons.

    Antony Jude Monday, 01 February 2021 07:53 PM

    Truth always hurt. War criminals in Srilanka will never accept the truth.

    Buddhist Monday, 01 February 2021 08:33 PM

    Why should truth hurt anyone?

    Vadivelu Yogaratnm Monday, 01 February 2021 08:54 PM

    If there is no war crime why are u barking so loud, just ignor sensible to do.

    Ramesh Tuesday, 02 February 2021 02:27 AM

    There are more to come Gune! you all can watch when you get a free time in parliament. Don't yoy think these were taken by one of your own for big bucks? True patriot ha?

    Rex Tuesday, 02 February 2021 05:28 AM


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