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* Sri Lanka Marxist party accuses government of using UNHRC resolution to win PC polls
Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 09:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has accused the government of trying to build a publicity stunt around the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in March and the resolution on Sri Lanka to win votes at the forthcoming provincial council elections.

JVP parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news conference today that the governing party was trying to use the UNHRC sessions and the review of the resolution on Sri Lanka as its campaign for the provincial council elections this year.

He said the government was trying to give the impression that it was battling the international community when there is no legal provision for any country to take Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Courts.

He explained that Sri Lanka is not a signatory of the Rome Convention under which the International Criminal Courts was set up and no country could therefore take Sri Lanka to any international court.

Dissanayake added that it was the actions of the government that has paved the way for the international community to interfere in Sri Lanka.

"The government should at least now address the issues that allowed the international community to interfere in the country's affairs," Dissanayake said.

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