Sept 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), says the government is responsible for a majority of the negative comments made about the country by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference today that the government's action in relation to Pillay's visit to the country has not been in the best interest of the country.
He explained that two key factors related to the issue are that Pillay had visited the country to prepare a report on the progress made in post-war Sri Lanka and that the government had invited her to the country.
He noted that the government has not worked towards preventing foreign interferences in the country, but instead has paved the way for foreign forces to enter into the country.
"The JVP is against any sort of international interference in the country, but at the same time, we are against the despotic actions of the government," Silva said.
He added that the government has been increasingly acting in a manner that seemed to provide Pillay with more evidence to portray Sri Lanka in a negative manner in her report.