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* Sri Lanka main opposition UNP calls on the government to cooperate with the UNHRC
Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 10:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) said that Sri Lanka is admitting guilt and depriving itself of an opportunity to make its case by flatly refusing to cooperate with the UN team appointed to investigate the alleged human rights abuses during the last seven years of the conflict with the Tamil terrorists.

Issuing a communiqué, UNP further said, "it would not only be an injustice to the valiant soldiers who sacrificed so much for this country but a betrayal of all our people who will have to suffer the consequences of international action."

The UNP calling on the on the government to cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) pointed out that the mandate of the team also involves investigating the atrocities carried out by the LTTE.

"The Government should at least present to the investigators the crimes committed by the Tigers. It is in an opportune place to do so," the UNP said

The party noted that in their midst the Government have the main weapons procurer of the LTTE and the self-proclaimed leader of the group after the demise of Prabhakaran, KP, the LTTE's one time deputy leader Hon. Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman who sits in Parliament as a member of the government and is also the Vice President of the SLFP.

"These individuals have been responsible for heinous crimes including the attempted assassination of a sitting President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga and the massacre of hundreds of policemen in the Eastern Province who had surrendered to the LTTE," the communiqué said.

"Accountability can start here. Yet with all the Tigers in their ranks, the Government persists in labelling all other progressive forces in the country as terrorists and traitors," the UNP further said.

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