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Won't take advantage of Pillay's statement: UNP

2013 Sep 05

The UNP today said it was disappointed and displeased over the statement made by UN Human Right High Commissioner on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, but assured it would not use the statement for political advantage.

“We have no reason to be happy or to gain political advantage from the statement made by UNHRC Chief Navanethem Pillay after her week-long visit to the country. We are disappointed and sad because the statement is a black mark against our country. We are worried about what’s in store for Sri Lanka in the future,” UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya told a news conference.

He said it was the Government which provided the basis for Ms. Pillay to make a statement which was so critical of Sri Lanka. (LSP)

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