Tamil Diplomat

TNA urges full implementation of the UNHRC resolution

Tamil National Alliance has urged the full implementation of the resolution should be tied to a time bound agenda and a UN Human Rights country office should be established to monitor the progress.

TNA arrived at this decision following heated arguments for more than four hours. The decision was taken at a meeting of TNA Parliamentarians and Provincial Councilors held in Vavuniya.

TNA Leader R.Sampanthan chaired. Representatives of constituent parties in TNA- Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi, EPRLF, TELO and PLOTE- participated. Parlaimentarian Sivasakthy Anandan stated that EPRLF expresses dissent on the decision arrived.

A statement by TNA states: “TNA insisted that all Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co- sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented.

These obligations must be fulfilled under strict conditions, under the monitoring of an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, which must be established in Sri Lanka.

The UN Human Rights Council must ensure that, in the event that the Sri Lankan Government fails to fulfill the abovementioned obligations by way of an appropriate mechanism, victims will receive the intended benefits of the fulfillment of such obligations, by way of international mechanisms.”

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