The resolution passed on Sri Lanka recently at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva makes it clear that the current government has failed not only within the country but also internationally as well, the chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Karu Jayasuriya said.
He warned that if this process were to continue at the UNHRC, Sri Lanka could face serious difficulties.
Jayasuriya made these views at a media briefing held on Thursday (01).
Elaborating on why Sri Lanka had to face such a fate in Geneva, the former speaker said;
"The reason is very clear. This is due to the fact that in recent times we have lost many of the friendly states that once stood in line with our country. Not only in the Asian region, but in every region of the world, there were many friendly nations that supported us. In the past, all those countries acted with great respect for Sri Lanka as a country that pursued non-aligned policies. But many of those countries have voted against us this time. Or abstained from voting. It is hurtful to us. But we have an understanding of what happened. Therefore, what we as a country should do today is not to deceive the people of this country by complaining. It is about understanding the reality and acting accordingly. In the modern world, no country can stand alone. We must always stand hand in hand with our traditional allies," he said.
He further said that the NMSJ conducted an in-depth investigation into the possible consequences of the Geneva resolution passed on Sri Lanka and sought advice from international relations experts, including eminent diplomats who have produced our country in the foreign service.
"When we look at all of that in depth and without bias, we can very clearly say that those responsible in our country have completely failed us. They have displayed this failure not only within the country but also internationally as well. If that process continues at the Geneva Human Rights Council, our country could face serious difficulties. No matter what anyone says, it is the truth. In the end, its suffering will be on the shoulders of the innocent people of our country," he added.