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Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L.Peiris said that Sri Lanka should not fear about a resolution being adopted at the 19th Sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. He said that sanctions cannot be imposed on Sri Lanka by adopting this resolution since it is not a decision taken by United Nations Security Council.
Addressing a media conference held at the Ministry of External Affairs this morning, the Minister said that Sri Lanka does not accept the Geneva Resolution. He said that the resolution has made the domestic affairs of a country an international issue. He reiterated that there has been no change in the stance of Sri Lanka and it will not bow down to any foreign pressure.
Speaking further the Minister said that countries that supported Sri Lanka against the resolution and the countries that remained absent in the voting at the UNHRC praised the Sri Lanka’s stance. He said that despite the resolution adopted at the Geneva, Sri Lanka will continue with it’s current process of solving the national issue.
Minister of Irrigation and Water Management Nimal Siripala de Silva speaking at this media conference said that the government has no intention to hold a referendum on implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission or on the Geneva resolution. (niz)