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* Sri Lankan government proposes a referendum on UN probe
Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 08:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has proposed to hold a referendum regarding the UN probe on human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

The proposal was made by ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Janaka Priyantha Bandara. He made this proposal while addressing the parliament at the beginning of the debate on the UN probe on Sri Lanka.

Motion in relation to "The Investigation against Sri Lanka by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be held" was taken up for debate today in parliament.

The MP said the decision whether to allow the UN investigation team to enter the country to conduct the probe on alleged war crimes needs to be taken based on the result of the referendum.

The debate adjourned for today will be continued tomorrow.

The proposal to hold a parliamentary debate on the investigation was submitted to parliament by a group of ruling party legislators including MP Bandara.

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