Mar 21, Colombo: The Unity for the United Sri Lanka organization based in Europe has organized a protest march to garner support of UNHRC member countries to vote against the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka when the vote is taken on March 27th.
A mammoth protest rally with the participation of over 5,000 Sri Lankans will be held in front of UNHRC Headquarters in Geneva on March 24th from 11AM.
Sri Lankans living in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands will take part regardless of political affiliation. Sri Lankans living in Australia and Canada are also expected to join.
The United States along with few other member countries are proposing a resolution on Sri Lanka with regard to last phase of the Humanitarian Operation against the terrorist outfit, the LTTE. Sri Lankans living in Europe, headed by Unity for the United Sri Lanka organized many protest marches throughout Europe in the run up to the Geneva sessions. The first protest by this group was held in London in front of the official residence of British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
When the protest in France was held on March 19th, the Tamil Diaspora crowd, who hide behind the world's ruthless terrorist outfit, tried to disrupt protest waving the banned organizations flag. French police intervened and dispersed them.
The protest in front of the Italian parliament building lasted for more than two hours. Italian government provided police security for the protest march. It should be mentioned during this protest Prime Minister Giorgio Napolitano was inside the parliament, and the protesters handed over a letter addressed to the PM through a PM's parliamentary staff member.
Meanwhile, The Organization for Peace in Sri Lanka, which comprise of Sri Lankan Diaspora, made a special request to the UNHRC yesterday (20). They requested the UNHRC to act against the resolution.
"The Last Phase", a short documentary film will be screened on March 21st to the human rights activists and members of the UNHRC. This film was produced by the Unity for the United Sri Lanka, an organization based in Switzerland.
This film depicts the actual scenes from the last phase of Sri Lankan military's humanitarian operations. It includes scenes where Tamil civilians who were held hostage by the LTTE were being freed by the Sri Lankan forces, and capture, rehabilitation of LTTE terrorist members. This film portrays the current peaceful situation in Sri Lanka, cohabitation of many races and religions, while rebutting the Tamil Diaspora false claims. The film also makes fervent appeal to the international community to support Sri Lanka in its endeavor to building lasting peace in the country.