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Human rights concerns: Sajith blames those in present govt

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It is those in the present government who originally internationalised the human rights issues in Sri Lanka by signing a joint agreement with the then UN Chief Ban Ki Moon in May 2009 just after the war, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said today.

He was responding to a statement made by the Leader of the House who officially notified Parliament of the government's decision to withdraw from the UNHRC resolution 30/1 in the House.

“It was the present Prime Minister who headed the 2009 government, who signed an agreement with the then UNHRC Secretary General Ban Ki moon in May 2009 just after the war. The then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the UN Secretary General signed this agreement and then issued a joint statement accepting that there have been violation of human rights during the war and that both parties will look into the matter jointly,” Mr. Premadasa said.

He said the opposition will always work towards securing Sri Lanka’s sovereignty. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Nimal Thursday, 20 February 2020 08:39 PM

    Today is the 30th death anniversary of Richard de Soysa, one of our popular artists. Human right concerns!!

    Tamil Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:24 PM

    This is the first powerful factual statement you have ever made in your whole political career.

    Saroja Fernando Friday, 21 February 2020 08:37 AM

    He and you are both lying!

    Upali Jayasekera Friday, 21 February 2020 02:05 PM

    Also this is an obsolete arguments Perhaos why did'nt you all correct that rather than co sponsoring a resolution.

    George Harry Friday, 21 February 2020 02:07 PM

    Yeah, if not, your father R. Premadasa, committed genocide in the 80s era must have brought before the UN only to HANG.

    Sam Friday, 21 February 2020 02:51 PM

    Double standard opportunist. He forgot that he was a part of previous government and did not do anything when those agreements were signed..


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