NJC urges President to withdraw from UNHRC Resolution

The National Joint Committee (NJC) has written to President Maithripala Sirisena requesting that the Government withdraw from being a co-sponsor of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1.

“The said resolution is being made use of by the treacherous politicians in the government for witch hunts to not only discredit the security forces but also to prosecute war heroes. The latest effort being to arrest the wartime Sri Lanka Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda (Retd),” asserts the letter, signed by NJC Co-President Lt Col Anil Amarasekara (Retd).

It also points out that the United States, which is the main backer of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, has pulled out of the UNHRC calling it a “cesspool of political bias.”

The NJC has further called upon the President to table the second mandate of the Maxwell Paranagama Presidential Commission Report at the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva. The letter opines that the second mandate of the commission report will counter unsubstantiated allegations made against the Government of Sri Lanka and its security forces, including those mentioned by the Darusman Panel.

It has also called on the President to make use of revelations on the final stages of the war made by Lord Naseby in the British Parliament.

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