UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka sets opposition ablaze

UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka sets opposition ablaze

Written by Staff Writer

30 Sep, 2015 | 6:31 am

Convening a media briefing at the Abhayarama Temple in Narahenpita on Tuesday, a group of opposition MPs explained their stance on the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka.

Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna MP Dinesh Gunewardena said that a co-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka is to be submitted and nothing of this sort, which is against Sri Lanka, has been seen in the international fora before.

The MP added that the journey which key western powers, including the US, are taking is quite dangerous and that even the statement which was made by the Human Rights Commissioner  has not happened on the global platform before.

Meanwhile, Leader of Democratic Left Front MP Vasudewa Nanayakkara points out:

It is quite clear that the companionship shown by the United States towards Sri Lanka is similar to the affection shown by a predator to its prey. And the fact that even though our Ambassador in Geneva has pointed out the dangerous aspects of this resolution to our rulers, they have decided to go ahead with this resolution by agreeing to its content and its dangers.

UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunewardena, also commenting on this said that they see this US-sponsored resolution as a serious case of imperialistic surrender and the United States has presented a report with evidence which are beyond our belief.

Leader of the National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa noted that it is evident that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has his index finger pointed at the media to avoid them from reporting opposing views on the co-sponsored resolution and the word ‘hybrid’ has been removed from the resolution which the United States and Sri Lanka are co-sponsoring, but the practical side of it still remains.

He went onto note that a court which caters to the interests of another country is being established to investigate an internal conflict against our soldiers who defeated these internal terrorists with a separate set of laws.

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