Sri Lanka’s opposition parties hit out at govt for UNHRC “failure”

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s opposition parties have hit out at the government for its handling of the resolution passed at the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva yesterday.

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) said the outcome was the direct result of “major failures” on the part of the present government, while the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), expressing similar sentiments, said the UNHRC resolution was an indictment of the government’s domestic and foreign policy failures. The JVP laid particular emphasis on its observation that the resolution was not against the Sri Lankan states or its people.

The following is a breakdown of the different views expressed by opposition parties today in the wake of yesterday’s vote. (The United National Party has yet to make an official statement on the matter).

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