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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

* Sri Lankan government not prepared to face international community at UNHRC - UNP MP


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Sri Lankan government not prepared to face international community at UNHRC - UNP MP
Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayaka says the government is not prepared to go before the international community at the UN Human Right Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva.
Karunanayaka says the government has been unable to meet the international obligations.
He has explained that the President had given certain undertakings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon; gave undertakings to implement the LLRC and also gave certain undertakings to the Indian Prime Minister, but nothing was met.
"None of them have been put in place. We from the opposition are demanding because this is not their country but it is our country on the basis that all of us take a protective action on Sri Lanka. We are calling upon the government to rephrase their international obligations and to please tell the people as to why they are acting in this manner since it is not a case of their own," Karunanayaka said.
He observed that when a certain commitment is made as a country, they are expected to be fulfilled and ramifications flow by not doing so.
"It is not just a political party's destiny, it is the country's destiny and we hold the government responsible. We demand the government to tell us how we could help and what we should do in order to prevent more resolutions being presented against Sri Lanka," the UNP MP added.

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