Government Must Abide By All Provisions Of UNHRC Resolution: TNA

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran stated that the government has to implement the UNHRC Resolution since it was not only a consensual resolution, but one that is ‘owned by Sri Lanka’.

Speaking to Asian Mirror on Monday on the resolution, Sumanthiran pointed out that different opinions have been raised on the resolution even by certain ministers in the government. However, since Sri Lanka is a co-sponsor of the resolution, its provisions have to be implemented without picking and choosing, he elaborated.

The constituent party leaders of the TNA met yesterday to discuss several matters including the release of political prisoners and the UNHRC resolution. Sumanthiran said that the meeting was a routine one. The TNA decided to wait for the response of the government regarding the release of political prisoners, he added.

Suspected ex-LTTE detainees recently launched a hunger-strike in prisons across the island, demanding their release. As a result, President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to find a solution to the issue by November 7.

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