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Sri Lanka will not comply with resolution - GL Peiris

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister GL Peiris has stated that Sri Lanka will not comply with a recently passed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council this March.

Speaking in Parliament, the Minister said,

Sri Lanka cannot acquiesce with the resolution adopted.

First and foremost among the reasons for such a decision is that the resolution calls for an oral update on Sri Lanka at the 24th session in September this year, and a comprehensive report at the 25th session in 2014. It means Sri Lanka will figure on the UN agenda every six months.

When we survey the global situation, Sri Lanka is not a country with a troubling situation in the world. The proportionality of this resolution cannot be accepted as a result,”

Mentioning that there was no change in Sri Lanka's stance on the resolution he went on to comment on UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay's report, adding,

“Soon after the war ended in 2009, the High Commissioner called for an international investigation. In her report, she reaffirmed her position. We reject it”.

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