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UNHRC resolution mainly focuses on anti-democratic governance of President: SJB

25 March 2021 11:46 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chief Opposition whip Lakshman Kiriella said the resolution adopted by the UNHRC mainly focused on the anti-democratic governance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

He told Parliament that only two-and-a-half pages were focused on the war out of 17.5 pages of the resolution.

“Many areas in the resolution focused on anti-democratic actions, a threat to media freedom and issues concerning the minority communities,” he said.

Leader of the House and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said it was irresponsible for MP Kiriella to make such a statement, adding that the Human Rights Commission was not meant to interfere in the domestic governance of a country. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 6

  • Chandana Weerasinghe Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:11 PM

    Please describe the anti-democratic governance by this government, perhaps SJB wanted this Government to dance according to the tune of UNHRC, like how they did when they were in with the Yahapaalanaya Government, No government is 100% perfect in this world but the present one is very much better when compared to YP.

    Shawn Thursday, 25 March 2021 05:37 PM

    Me too have same doubts, along with why do so prominence to burying of covid deaths but not even scanty mentioning on Easter slaughter and possibility to repeat it again

    Ranjith Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:28 PM

    Anti democratic leadership exposed soon srilanka will be like Myanmar but government surly can correct their mistakes and establish democracy to all concern it doesn't cost anything

    jayt Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:38 PM

    since un spies and other western spies brought rajapacksas to power, why need resolution? YES. need solution to undermine sri lanka, that is why they brought them to power

    Orna Gonek Thursday, 25 March 2021 01:06 PM

    SL does not need another governing council above the govt elected by people at an election.

    Avi Thursday, 25 March 2021 01:39 PM

    It is a resolution against the Sinhala-Buddhist majority. This is a precursor to economic sanctions that'll hurt the Sinhala-Buddhists the most. The moment the LTTE was crushed the Sinhala-Buddhist had a target on their back by the western powers.

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