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Sri Lankans protest against UNHRC resolution

Rallying behind the Sri Lankan government's call to arms against accountability for mass atrocities against Tamils, protests took place Monday as the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council began. 
In the weeks leading upto the session, government ministers have publicly denounced the "western plot". 
Speaking today, member of parliament for Badulla district and former deputy minister of justice, Dilan Perera told reporters, 
 "This is clearly international revenge on the president for his action to end a 30 year curse of terrorism,"
"Forgetting all differences people must rally to protect the president and the nation," added Dallas Alahapperuma, Sri Lanka's minister of youth affairs. 
Alahapperuma vowed that protests would be held in 150 local council sites across the island, with the largest protest taking place at the Fort railway station in Colombo. 
Protests are reported to have taken place outside embassies in areas such as Galle, Kandy and as well as the heavily militarised areas of the North-East such as Kilinochchi and Puttalam, where according to reports on the BBC, masked gunmen on motorcycles forced passing Tamil civilians participation.

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