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* Opposition party calls on Sri Lankan government to form an all-party process to face UNHRC
Sat, Dec 7, 2013, 09:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 07, Colombo: A senior leader of Sri Lanka's of main opposition United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has called on the government to form an all-party process to defeat moves against the country at the next UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions.

Premadasa told a news conference that all political parties in the country need to form a process to face and defeat any resolution against the country at the UNHRC.

While stressing that any domestic issue needs to be solved internally and not internationally, the opposition MP noted that any international sanction would have a direct impact on the poor masses in the country.

According to Premadasa, it is Sri Lanka's dilapidated foreign policy that has resulted in international interventions.

"Our foreign policy took a decisive turn when President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed with UN Chief Ban Ki Moon that there were human rights violations during the last phase of the war in a joint statement. And the false promises made to the international community by the government depict the state of our present foreign policy," Premadasa added.

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