(March 23, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “ President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the outcome of the Provincial Council elections next Saturday will be significant as it could send a message to the international community at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC),” the Colombo Gazette, an independent news portal based in Colombo reports today.
The report further elaborated as follows;
Speaking at an event in Kalutara, the President said that the public must send a message to those looking to pass a resolution against Sri Lanka that they will not support international interference in the country.
“The people and the whole world is watching this election. The countries that support and do not support the resolution brought on Sri Lanka by the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, the US and UK in Geneva, they are all watching to see the pulse of the people,” he said.
Rajapaksa said that the war in Sri Lanka was a war against terrorism and not against the Tamil people.
He said that after 30 years of fighting the Government was able to secure the right to life for the people in the country.
However he says powerful countries have succumb to pressure from the LTTE diaspora and are making allegations of human rights being violated in the country.
He also said that those who failed to form a Government in Sri Lanka are now looking at doing that with the support of the international community.
The President said the people of Sri Lanka reject suck moves and must reiterate this at the March 29th elections. (Colombo Gazette)