Tittawela gets Azeez to accept UNHRC Resolution

SL representative in Geneva instructed to accept UNHRC resolution by Mano Tittawela

by Staff Writer 29-03-2019 | 7:38 PM
Colombo (News 1st): The Island newspaper reported today (March 29) that Mano Tittawella, in his capacity as the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms instructed Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva A. L. A. Azeez to accept the latest resolution 40/1 on behalf of the government of Sri Lanka. Quoting authoritative sources, The Island reported that that the SCRM had instructed Ambassador Azeez as regards government decision in respect of the resolution 40/1 led by the UK in the absence of the US. Responding to another query, sources emphasized that SCRM, a special body created with Cabinet approval carried out specific instructions received from the Prime Minister’s Office in respect of the Geneva process and they dismissed allegations that instructions were issued to Ambassador Azeez clandestinely. Speaking regarding the matter MP Shehan Semasinghe noted that they are aware, and the President has mentioned the fact that the government is being controlled by 10 to 15 people. He noted that they know this clearly because even though the Prime Minister is Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sumanthiran controls matters when it comes to national policies. MP Semasinghe said, on the other hand, it is Mano Tittawela who is operating the other matters and there is no need to be surprised by the corruption that is taking place under this government when it is being controlled and operated by people like Mano Tittawela, who has a number of allegations against him. He added that even against a backdrop where the country is collapsing, the ministers and the parliamentarians have been unable to leave aside people like Mano Tittawela, and carry out their work. He noted that they are disappointed that the people who should be behind bars are governing the country.