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Country must expose UNHRC’s double standards - Prelate

The Mahanayake of Asgiri Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanaratana Thera stated that the whole country should rally against the resolution passed by the Geneva Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka, irrespective of party affiliations.

He also said that if we are not united as a country at this critical juncture, the forces against us will benefit. The Mahanayake Thera made this statement when Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris visited the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya yesterday (4) and received the blessings of the Chief Prelate.

“The world has seen how the Sri Lankan Army has worked to save the lives of innocent Tamils in the North in the fight against terrorism and this time the pressure exerted on our country by certain pro-LTTE groups can only be defeated if we stand together regardless of race, religion or party affiliations,” the Thera further highlighted.

Minister G.L. Peiris said people like Adele Balasingham, who hung cyanide around the necks of schoolchildren and incited them to terrorism, are now living in Britain and those who are accusing Sri Lanka of human rights abuses are following a silent policy regarding those.

He said that even 10 years after the defeat of terrorism, the allegations levelled at Sri Lanka by the Geneva Human Rights Commission is puzzling.

The Minister also stressed that many of the allegations made by the Human Rights Commission were not related to the war and that they had questioned the internal affairs of the country, such as the Constitution and the appointment of the Commanders of the three Armed Forces and added that we must all come to a common agreement to defeat the forces that are operating in this manner against Sri Lanka.