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* Sri Lanka launches diplomatic offensive ahead of the UNHRC session
Mon, Dec 16, 2013, 12:26 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is launching a diplomatic operation aiming to counter the international pressure that is being exerted on the country ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva where the country is facing a possible third resolution in March next year.

In the wake of the European Parliament passing a resolution against Sri Lanka calling for an international investigation into alleged human right violations, the country is taking measures to apprise the diplomatic community of its developments in addressing the human rights issues.

As the basis for many allegations against Sri Lanka is the final stages of the war against the Tamil Tiger terrorists four years ago, the military has produced a series of video documentaries depicting its humanitarian operations during the war and the atrocities committed by the LTTE.

The Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said today some eight videos have been handed over to the Ministry of External Affairs to be sent to overseas diplomatic missions.

Accordingly, the new diplomatic mission is expected to clarify the way the security forces operated during the final stages of the war.

"These videos will give real facts about the true situation with regard to allegations levelled by the Channel 4 (British TV) and others," the Military Spokesperson told media.

He said the videos will show the world the truth about many crimes committed by the LTTE.

Recently the External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga met with the foreign diplomatic community in Sri Lanka and briefed them on post-conflict developments and the measures taken to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

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