Views expressed in Sri Lanka on UN Resolution in Geneva

Views expressed in Sri Lanka on UN Resolution in Geneva

Written by Tharushan Fernando

27 Sep, 2015 | 7:21 pm

Views were expressed on the political stage in Sri Lanka over the resolution in Geneva.

Minister of Sports, Dayasiri Jayasekara said:

When allegations were levelled at us, instead of responding to them, we threw our weight around questioning how the UN could put pressure on us and in the event that Mahinda Rajapaksa was President, they would have included his name in the list and there was a possibility that a very dangerous resolution would have been adopted.

He further stated:

This has been prevented today and it had been submitted that we implement a two-phased programme but we were not in favour of that. We stated very clearly that we would respond to questions posed internationally through a correct domestic investigation and that while Sri Lanka is located on the globe, the globe is not located inside Sri Lanka.

State Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana stated:

Some people are still calling at meetings for the discarding of human rights and they can go around saying that all over Sri Lanka, but it cannot be said to the international community.

He further stated:

They are still trying to deceive the people, but we will overcome the challenge before us. It need not be the duty of politicians to incite people in the villages by telling them the impossible. It is because we went around denigrating human rights that we faced several problems in the recent past and while this is unravelling, there is no way that we can be isolated in this world, because we must live in engagement with the international community.

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