Saturday, 08 March 2014 - 13:12
US resolution is an intrusion on the country's constitution; says Geneva's permanent representative
Sri Lanka has said that the draft resolution on Sri Lanka tabled with the Human Rights Council by a core group comprising - the USA, UK, Mauritius, Montenegro and Macedonia, violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha stated that the draft resolution violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka, is highly intrusive in nature and is in breach of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan people and the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.
Speaking at the at the first informal meeting called by the sponsors of the draft resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha said that the resolution sets a bad precedent, and can in the medium-to-long term have an adverse impact on all developing countries in the Council.