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Resolution not a victory for Tamils but defeat for Sri Lanka – TGTE

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam has said the resolution passed at the UN Human Rights Council last week was a defeat for the Sri Lankan government, but pointed out that it failed to come close to Tamil people’s aspirations.

“The resolution did not come close to Tamil people's aspirations or expectations. We cannot consider this resolution, therefore as a victory for Tamils. However, we can definitely look at this as a defeat for Sri Lanka,” a statement said.

“The fact that this resolution was debated and passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council will help to expose the atrocities committed against the Tamils during the closing stage of the war which the Sinhalese would prefer to hide and forget.”

The TGTE said that any resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the UNHRC should recognise that there was a genocide and that those engaged in the genocide should “be subject to an independent international investigation as a means for justice.”

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