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* Sri Lanka parliament passes motion against UNHRC investigation
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 07:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today passed the motion submitted against the comprehensive international investigation mandated by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) to probe alleged war crimes.

The motion signed by nine parliamentarians against the international investigation passed in with a majority of 134 votes with 144 voting in favor and 10 against. The main opposition United National Party (UNP) abstained from voting.

The parliament debated the motion yesterday and today and the vote was taken at the end of today's session.

"This Parliament resolves that the investigation to be conducted against Sri Lanka by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be carried out on the ground that such a course of action is detrimental to the process of reconciliation and peace and that it erodes the sovereignty, dignity and stature of Sri Lanka," the motion reads.

Sri Lanka flatly rejected the investigation mandated to the OHCHR by the adoption of the UNHRC resolution 25/1 in March this year and refused to cooperate with the "OHCHR-driven so called comprehensive investigation emanating from it (resolution)."

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