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The Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament has upheld the procedural anomaly raised by Sri Lanka’s  Ambassador to the EU, following the denial of Sri Lanka's ‘right of reply’ at an exchange of views on the post conflict period in Sri Lanka, which was held at the European Parliament on December 6.

In a letter dated 16 December 2010 addressed to Sri Lanka Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha, with reference to his written protest made to her regarding the denial of Sri Lanka's 'right of reply', Ms. Heidi Hatuala, Chairperson of the Sub-committee on Human Rights of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has requested him to “send me (her) your views in writing, expressing your Government's response to our grave concerns, I assure you it will be distributed to my colleagues of the sub-committee”.

Mr. Aryasinha earlier accused that “in the over one hour long discussion on Sri Lanka on 6 December, of the 32 MEPs on the Sub-Committee only one chose to speak, and other than for a few comments by the European Commission, most of the time was given to a number of Non-Governmental Organizations”.
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  • nikita Tuesday, 28 December 2010 08:24 AM

    what about slaughtering innocent civilions by thousands by the LTTE, are those good deeds done by Lunatic prabha

    Shan Gamage Monday, 27 December 2010 03:51 PM

    I work a lot with so called EU MPs, some of them even dont know where Sri Lanka is. Its our duty to explain them whats real about SL. Otherwise they just listen to the tamils and think they saw the real picture.

    Karikalan Monday, 27 December 2010 06:23 PM

    But... will you tell them the truth? Normally,you tell lies and lies nothing but lies.

    sincere citizen Monday, 27 December 2010 08:07 PM

    Please explain them....whats happening from 1958, include in your explanation about the burning of Jaffna library too.

    nikita Tuesday, 28 December 2010 02:46 AM

    what u want ? brabhakaran to tell the truth

    Hariharan Tuesday, 28 December 2010 03:12 AM

    That's what you tamils do, all over the world and the cyberspace. Stinking...

    Ezhilini Tuesday, 28 December 2010 04:46 AM

    Yeah, Real pictures and real videos..
    That s the truth.

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 28 December 2010 04:54 AM

    our embassies must do a lot more. wake up dear ambassadors. do your duty to the fullest capacity and stop those tiger propaganda.


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