Convention resisting UNHRC Resolution on SL held in Colombo

Convention resisting UNHRC Resolution on SL held in Colombo

Convention resisting UNHRC Resolution on SL held in Colombo

Written by Tharushan Fernando

19 Oct, 2015 | 10:08 pm

A convention jointly organised by several opposition parties, in resistance to the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva was held at the amphitheatre of the Vihara Maha Devi Park in Colombo on Monday evening.

Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Dinesh Gunawardena stated:

During previous instances, due to various allegations which were presented, a Darusman report was published and thereafter the Paranagama report came about in relation to the Darusman report and in this battle, the UN High Commissioner, the United States and Mangala Saramaweera’s agreement accuse this country for being responsible for the disappearance of 40,000 civilians.

Bbut we reject both these reports and the foreign minister did not have moral strength to stand up in Geneva and say that what is stated in this report is false.

Leader of the Democratic Left Front, Vasudewa Nanayakkara speaking on the occasion said:

If we are endorsing what is stated in this resolution, why did we not bring this resolution ourselves and why did we let America bring forth such a resolution and then succumb to their report by signing it?

He added that the report recommends as to how we should make reforms to the structure of our security forces and how are police force must be reformed.

General Secretary of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya,Udaya Gammanpila speaking on the issue said:

Today we as the opposition, are saying that they are preparing to establish a hybrid court. But those in the government are saying no, this is not a hybrid court and it would a domestic mechanism which would be implemented. The only way to solve this problem is by publicizing the resolution which was passed. A debate on the Geneva resolution will be taken up in Parliament the day after tomorrow.

He further stated that the government is yet to make the parliamentarians aware of the resolution which was passed in Geneva and went on to question as to why is this being hidden and if they are afraid of the truth being revealed?

Leader of the National Freedom Front, Wimal Weerawansa speaking on the subject said:

This government is functioning on lies. They do not have a programme to fulfill the promises made to the general public and the 10,000 rupees is not being added to the basic salaray

He went on to note that “some were waiting till Ranil Wickremesinghe’s coalition government came into effect to buy a car, but now let alone buying a car, they cant even say the word car so they have dashed the wonderlands which they promised.”


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