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Friday, July 04, 2014 - 05.20 GMT
Sri Lanka reiterates its stance on UN investigation

 

The Sri Lankan government yesterday reiterated its position on the proposed UN Investigation that it is not ready to accept an investigation mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.

The government spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella speaking at the weekly cabinet briefing held in Colombo on Thursday said the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris has already made it clear on the government's stance.

He said although Sri Lanka is ready to discuss acceptable conditions, the government which has been ascended to power by the people is not ready to be made equal with a terrorist organization.

Minister Rambukwella said the country is implementing an identical methodology for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.

Speaking of rehabilitation, the Minister noted that some rehabilitated former LTTE combatants are now in the main stream politics while some others have been recruited to the security forces.

The Media Minister stressed that the government is not ready to accept the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the sole representative of the Tamil community in the country.

Recalling that the government has entrusted the Parliamentary Select Committee to find a solution to the ethnic issue that is acceptable to all communities, the Minister said the giving a special place to the TNA would be detrimental to the interests of other political parties that represent the Tamil people in the country.
 


 

 
 
   
   
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