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* Sri Lankan government to counter allegations made by TNA councilor at UNHRC
Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 09:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government expressing displeasure over the recent statements made by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Northern Provincial Councilor Ananthi Sasitharan at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has requested the Minister of External Affairs to take immediate steps to counter the false allegations.

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda has informed the government ministers at the Cabinet meeting of the malicious statements made by Ananthi, the wife of former LTTE activist Elilan at the UNHRC in Geneva recently.

The cabinet of ministers said Ananthi who is believed to have been actively involved in the proscription of child soldiers for the LTTE, at the UNHRC has levelled false accusations against the Government and depicted a totally distorted picture of the true situation prevailing in the Northern Province.

She has further utilized the time allocated to two INGOs, with the view to tarnish the image of the Government and to draw the sympathy of the International Community at the present Geneva Sessions, the Cabinet was informed.

Ananthi, whose husband had gone missing after he has reportedly surrendered to the Army, has told the UNHRC the arrest of Tamil activist Balendran Jeyakumari and her daughter was for participating in protests.

The Sri Lankan delegation to the UNHRC, explaining to the Council that the arrest was made for harboring an escaped LTTE cadre who is attempting to revive LTTE in the North, expressed regret that the UNHRC was misinformed by Ananthi, an elected member of the Northern Provincial Council, depicting it as an arrest made of a child who had participated in protests.

The Sri Lankan delegation also noted that Ms. Sasitharan, in referring in her statements to the Council to "Tamil Eelam", has failed to adhere to the agreed language of the United Nations, and is in violation of the Constitution she has pledged to uphold as a Provincial Councilor.

The Cabinet of Ministers has expressed their displeasure on Ananthi's actions and decided to request the Minister of External Affairs, to take immediate steps to make the International Community aware of the true situation prevailing in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, through the Diplomatic Missions both in Sri Lanka and abroad.

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