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* Countries abstained from voting had no confidence in Sri Lankan government - Marxist party
Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 07:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said the government had failed to gain the confidence of the 12 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution on Sri Lanka that was adopted at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference today that the government was responsible for the adoption of a third resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.

He observed that the 12 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution had done so since they did not have confidence in the government due to its human right violations and the inability to uphold democracy in the country after the war.

He explained that the government had not done anything to win the confidence of the international community and even countries like Indonesia and Kuwait that voted in favor of Sri Lanka last time have abstained from voting this time around.

Silva said the international community took this measure because the government has violated human rights and failed to establish democracy and because of its haphazard conduct after the war.

"It was not so much about alleged war crimes but also because of media suppression. If the resolution was only about the alleged war crimes, the Government would have won," Silva claimed.

The JVP General Secretary also alleged that the government was attempting to gain political advantage out of the Geneva issue without trying to defeat it.

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