Asia group of NAM backing Sri Lanka
Posted on March 1st, 2012

Chaminda PERERA Courtesy The Daily News

Commission appointed to create closer amity between the communities:

 Despite lobbying by the US and several Western states against Sri Lanka, the Asian group of the Non Aligned Movement yesterday expressed unreserved support for Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

The members of the Sri Lankan delegation to the UNHRC session in Geneva yesterday met representatives of NAM’s Asian group and explained measures taken by the government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to promote reconciliation among the communities.

They pointed out that the Commission was appointed by the President to create closer amity between the communities in the aftermath of the 30 year conflict.

According to Foreign Ministry sources, the Asian group members of the Non Alignment Movement said that Sri Lanka is emerging from the ashes of a protracted conflict and the government of Sri Lanka is capable of solving issues effectively.

The Russian representatives also expressed support for Sri Lanka at the UNHRC session at a special conference in Geneva.

The conference was held under the patronage of Plantation Industries Minister and President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe in Geneva.

Minister Samarasinghe said that Sri Lanka is committed to implementing the LLRC recommendations and that the government was ready to rectify any shortcomings in the process of implementation.

Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris PC gave a full account of how Channel 04 was involved in misleading the international community by telecasting false video footage on Sri Lanka.

The former Attorney General exposed the forces and the persons behind the Channel 04 fiasco which is aimed at bringing disrepute to the country. He denied that Channel 04 video footage is authentic.The documentary produced by the government in reply to the false Channel 04 video footage titled “Lies Agreed Upon” was about to be screen before audience yesterday.

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