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An appeal to Sri Lankans in the US to join hands against Geneva resolution
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Sri Lankan Ambassador in the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya has called on Sri Lankans living in the US to come together to oppose the resolution due to be tabled against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights sessions.

The ambassador explained that a resolution as such would jeopardize Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process that is already underway.

Moreover, he articulates what Sri Lanka expects from her sons and daughters now living in the United States, in communicating these serious concerns to the U.S. authorities.

He stated that Sri Lanka has made tremendous strides since the successful end of its war against terrorism in May 2009.

Therefore it is important to understand first-hand the true status of events in Sri Lanka, rather than the version that might be presented during the contentious debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

He added that most importantly, in the light of this progress within Sri Lanka, there is no justification or urgency whatsoever in floating a UNHCR resolution calling for the implementation of the LLRC’s recommendations and engagement with the High Commissioner, when this implementation has already been effectively undertaken by the Sri Lankan Government.

Finally he added that Sri Lanka does not need unwarranted incursions that will compromise successful implementation of the LLRC recommendations which must be adopted in a democratic manner without external pressure to ensure effective implementation and lasting results.

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