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.
He said that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had been misled by some groups with regards to the part on land occupied by the Army in the North.
He also said that he was not aware of the decision taken by the Government to cosponsor the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.
“On February 25th the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva (Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez) had signed the Resolution without informing me. I do not accept that,” he said.
Speaking further, the President said that the Missing Persons Office and the proposed Truth Seeking Commission are part of proposals from outside the country which are not looking to serve the country by the LTTE diaspora.
Last week the UNHRC passed a Resolution on Sri Lanka titled “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka” which gives Sri Lanka another two years to fully implement Resolution 30/1 of October 2015. The Resolution which was put before the UNHRC last week was cosponsored by Sri Lanka.
However the Government says it will not agree to the inclusion of foreign judges. (Colombo Gazette)