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Country came first at UNHRC - Minister

Sri Lanka has not agreed to resolutions harmful to the country at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Non-Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said yesterday.

He said it is only the resolutions that protect the rights of all communities that had been agreed upon by Sri Lanka and not the setting up of hybrid courts as suggested by the High Commissioner.

Addressing media at ‘Sirikotha’ United National Party Headquarters in Pitakotte he said anyone can suggest anything at the UNHRC. "But, Sri Lanka will agree only to resolutions that are for the sake of all citizens and not harmful to the country,” Senasinghe added.

Answering the questions on allegations of war crimes by the military, he assured that the present government would speak for and on behalf of war heroes and the intelligence units, who fought for the country.None of the military chiefs will be penalised if they have done their duty, he said. Senasinghe said the country’s law will be enforced against those who have committed crimes and illegal acts under the guise of the war during that period."It is the same for military intelligence personnel,” he said.

“We have achieved a great victory at the UNHRC than it was before 2015.We will not damage the unitary status and the independence of the country.”

Minister Senasinghe said Sri Lanka will co-sponsor the UNHRC resolution once again.

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