TNA warns govt against reviewing Geneva resolution co-sponsored by previous regime


The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday said the government’s plan to review United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1, ‘for promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights’ in Sri Lanka would have serious repercussions for the country at the international level.

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said that in 2015, the Sri Lankan government co-sponsored the UNHRC Resolution 30/1, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka at a time when there was a negative image about the country internationally, Following the co-sponsoring the situation changed in favour of Sri Lanka and the rest of the world came forward to work with our country.”

“We do not think it is prudent to turn the tide back and face negative repercussions. Undertaking various reforms is necessary but we have to do so while promoting our relations with the rest of the world,” he said.

He said that his party yesterday issued an open call to Tamil political parties to join the alliance and stand united on the issues faced by the Tamils.

Sumanthiran said that Tamil political parties must not attempt to divide the Tamil community.

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