Sunday, 06 September 2015 - 19:06
Clash of opinions within TNA
A group of TNA representatives stated that they will be participating in the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council which commence in 7 days.
However, the media spokesman of the Alliance MP M.A. Sumanthiran stated that they have not taken a decision on participating the session so far.
The upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council will commence on the 14th of this month in Geneva, Switzerland, and due to end on the 2nd of October.
The forthcoming session is significant as the investigation report on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka is due to be submitted during this session.
According to the agenda of the UNHRC session, the report on Sri Lanka is to be taken for debate on the 30th of September.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that the relevant report is due to be submitted to the Human Rights Council by mid September.
Ministry Spokesperson Maheshini Kolonne stated that prior to the debate, the report will be presented to the President.
Meanwhile, TNA Northern provincial councilor M.K. Sivajilingam told our news team that a delegation including himself will participate in the forthcoming UNHRC session.
Accordingly, the MP stated that parliamentarian Selvam Adaikkalanathan and provincial councilor Anandi Shashitharan will also attend the session.
He further stated that their objective is to request an international investigation with regard to Sri Lanka.
TNA leader MP R. Sambanthan was appointed recently as the Opposition Leader in Parliament.
Despite such circumstances, we enquired from the party’s media spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran as to why they are sending a delegation to attend the UNHRC session in Geneva.