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* Sri Lankan government ally praises decision to debate UN investigation in parliament
Wed, Jun 11, 2014, 09:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 11, Colombo: A coalition partner of Sri Lankan government, the national Freedom Front (NFF) today praised the main constituent party's decision to debate in parliament on the international investigation mandated by the UN Human Rights Council and said the party totally supports the initiative.

Addressing media in Colombo today, the NFF spokesperson Mohamed Muzammil said it was an excellent decision to debate in parliament whether to allow the UN investigation team to enter the country since no political party in parliament then can avoid the opportunity without expressing their views.

He said the country cannot allow anyone to reverse the victory against terrorism achieved by the security forces.

The spokesperson said since the day Sri Lanka defeated terrorism and achieved peace, local as well as foreign anti-Sri Lankan forces are trying to take the security forces to the gallows and the UN investigation is the zenith of their evil plots.

Now that the government has decided to bring the issue of the investigation to the parliament, certain political parties have lost the chance to hide and have to openly express their opinions, the spokesman explained.

Commenting on the statement made by the outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the opening of the 26th UNHRC session in Geneva that although Sri Lanka last month marked the fifth anniversary of the end of the war, the scars created by terrorism and conflict have yet to heal, the spokesman said the reconciliation has to be reached among the people and the she herself is preventing it by promoting separatism in the North.

"Who is renewing the scars without allowing reconciliation? Who is trying to lay wreaths in Vellamullivaikal? Who went to North and attempt to divide the Tamil people?" Muzammil asked referring to the UN High Commissioner's visit to the North in last August where she was to take part in a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the dead in the final phase of the war.

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