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Government to reject US resolution

2014 Mar 14

The Government says it will reject the US resolution even if it is adopted by a majority vote after being submitted at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the ongoing 25th session.

The resolution is expected to be taken for a vote at the end of this month and it is expected to be adopted by a majority vote.

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told reporters today that while the Government is willing to accept constructive criticism and address any shortcomings it will not abide by any resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which could harm the interest of Sri Lanka.

He said the purpose of the Government is to serve its people and it will be directed by the constitution of the country.

The Minister said no country can force anything on Sri Lanka and as such it will not accept the US resolution or the report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena also insisted that there was no deep rift between the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the UPFA over a report the Muslim Congress had reportedly give Pillay.

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