UN human rights chief stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka – Governor misunderstood or misquoted me.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet said today she stands fully behind her report on Sri Lanka. She also said that a newspaper article quoting a senior Sri Lankan official “seriously misrepresents” her discussion of the recent UN Human Rights Office report1 on Sri Lanka with a Government delegation attending the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 20.  Monday’s article in a local newspaper cited a member of the Government delegation, Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghaven, claiming the High Commissioner “admitted that certain facts incorporated…

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President refuses to fully implement UNHRC proposals

President Maithripala Sirisena today refused to fully implement proposals submitted to Sri Lanka by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The President said that he will ensure any proposal which goes against the Constitution of the country is not implemented.  The President had said this while attending an event in Meegahatenna, Kalutara today.  He said that the UNHRC had made several statements which were factually incorrect.  The President said that while the Government will accept what is right it will reject what is wrong. He said that the UN High…

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Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghaven Gave FALSE INFORMATION says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michele Bachelet Upbraids Northern Province Governor Dr.Suren Raghavan over Serious Misrepresentations in the Media About What She Told the Sri Lankan Delegation at a Discussion in Geneva A top official handpicked by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to represent the country came in for harsh criticism by the UN for “putting a spin” on a high level bilateral meeting in Geneva. In a strongly worded statement the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday, that a newspaper article quoting a senior Sri…

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Northern politics during Parliamentary Elections of 1950s

—Lee Kuan Yew S. Nadesan was a promoter of democratic principles such as regional autonomy, bilingualism, federalism, and constitutional safeguards for the Tamil speaking. Regarding the tension caused by the Official Language (Sinhala Only) Act, he firmly believed that separatist movements only took root in unitary states, and dismissed the suggestion that federalism leads to separation. Somasundaram Nadesan, QC-Senator Somasundaram Nadesan, QC was a leading Tamil lawyer, civil rights activist and member of the Senate from end 1940s to early 1970s. He served on the bar for 55 years and…

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‘TNA won’t allow Gota to become President’

By Dinasena Ratugamage Former Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa should stop dreaming of the executive presidency because the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) would ensure that he would never secure it, TNA Kilinochchi District MP, S. Shritharan told media yesterday. The TNA would also not allow Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to become the President, the MP said. “We decided to support the budget 2019 because we want to prevent Mahinda Rajapaksa from returning to power,” he said. Certain sections were trying to overthrow this government and come into power by defeating the…

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Sri Lanka: On 31 March 2019 – TGTE Will Announce a Justice Initiative on Behalf of Victims

This initiative is in response to the failure of the UN Human Rights Council and the international community to effectively promote justice for Tamil victims. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On 31 March 2019, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) will announce an initiative to commence on the tenth anniversary of the end of the conflict. This initiative is in response to the failure of the Human Rights Council and the international community to effectively promote justice for Tamil victims. It will take steps to assert the right of…

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Reception hosted by Foreign Ministry after Resolution adopted – invited 150 and around 70 attended the dinner.

President’s delegation had prepared to ‘undo’ the resolution the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which wanted to secure the resolution with an extension granted to implement the UN Resolution.   Minister Marapana denied the Tri Forces had committed war crimes Minister Marapana criticized the UNHR chief in order to mend the clauses on the resolution. The delegation was set to ask the HRC to allow Sri Lanka to solve its own issues without foreign intervention. In one voice UN member countries said the Government of Sri Lanka should make substantial progress over…

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