Video: America did not present a new resolution; government allowed it - says Opposition
The Government says that it totally rejects all charges leveled against the country by the United States in its State Department’s 2013 annual report on the Human Rights situation.
While describing its stand, the Government stated that the U.S. allegations are totally unfair as the government has taken a clear mechanism for accountability and reconciliation in the country.
In a 56-page chapter reserved for Sri Lanka, the U.S. Annual Human Rights report stated of pessimistic developments that prevail in the entire governance including local politics, security forces activities, state administration and mechanisms of solving disputes.
Releasing the report, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the failure in the part of Sri Lanka to address the prevailing human rights and other issues have tempted the U.S. to support the Anti Sri Lankan resolution to be presented in Geneva next March.
Meanwhile UNP MP Lakshman Kiri Ella said that the government should follow a friendly foreign policy if it wants to reply to the allegations made by the International community.
JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the failure in the part of the government to address the issues promptly has caused the need for International intervention in the country.
Meanwhile Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that continuous and baseless allegations against Sri Lanka should be rejected in all forms.
However General Secretary of the National Patriotic Movement Dr. Wasantha Bandara states that groups who encouraged the conclusion of war during its final phase is now advising the government to devolve power in order to escape from the Geneva trap.