Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 19:42
TNA duped the public by using Human Rights - says Minister Devananda
The United Nations says it is unaware of the new controversial video on the war in Sri Lanka aired by Channel 4 which alleges war crimes were committed during the conflict.
When asked about the video at the daily press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, the new Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the position of the UN Chief expressed over the past few days on Sri Lanka remains.
UK based Channel 4 released a new video on last Sunday with an attempt to mar the image of the Sri Lankan security forces.
At the same time, Human rights spokesperson of Green Party in New Zealand Jan Logie said today that her country needs to lend its support to an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka.
However the New Zealand government has decided not to support the Anti Sri Lankan resolution that was brought before the Geneva Human Rights Commission.
Meanwhile the leader of the EPDP Douglas Devananda stated that the TNA has been deceiving Tamil people by using the Geneva Human Rights Commission as cover
Meanwhile speaking at a press conference held in Colombo today NFF Media Spokesman Mohammad Musammil stated that the objective of the UNHrC and Western nations are to eventually subject Sri Lanka to an international inquiry regarding war crimes.
The Inter Religious Organization for National Harmony convened a media briefing in Colombo today to express its views on the Geneva Anti Sri Lankan Resolution backed by Western nations.
Addressing the media, Chancellor of Sabaragamuwa University Professor Kamburugamuwe Vajira Thera said that the International Community led by the U.S. is trying to invade Sri Lanka.
During the media conference, Inter Religious Organization for National Harmony Co-President Moulavi Hassan Moulana also expressed his views and stated that the UNHRC stood idly by while innocent civilians were being killed by terrorists.
Elaborating further he stated that Channel 4 was significantly absent during the aftermath of the LTTE massacre of Muslim devotees who were praying at the Kanthankudi Mosque.