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* Sri Lanka reiterates its stance on UN investigation
Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 11:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 03, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today reiterated its stance on the UN Investigation that it is not ready to accept an investigation mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.

Sri Lankan government spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella speaking at the weekly cabinet briefing held in Colombo today said the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris has already made it clear on the government's stance.

He said Sri Lanka is ready to hold discussions at acceptable conditions but the government which has been ascended to power by the people is not ready to be made equal with a terrorist organization.

The government has refused to cooperate with the UNHRC mandated international investigation to be conducted by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) despite the calls from the UN, US, UK and European Union to do so. Rambukwella said the country is implementing an identical methodology for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.

Speaking of rehabilitation, the Minister noted that some rehabilitated former LTTE combatants are now in the main stream politics while some others have also been recruited to the security forces.

The Media Minister also stressed that the government is not ready to accept the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the sole representative of the Tamil community in the country.

Recalling that the government has entrusted the Parliamentary Select Committee to find a solution to the ethnic issue that is acceptable to all communities, the Minister said the giving priority for the TNA would tarnish the interests of other political parties that represent the Tamil people in the country.

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