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Amendment moved by UNP

( June 18, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Rejecting an international investigation can only be done acceptably if there is a credible domestic mechanism : credible and independent democratic Institutions must be restored to address the issues of accountability as a matter of national urgency, said the main opposition in the house, United National Party in a recent statement.

The statement further reads as follows;

It is in this context the UNP is moving the following amendment to resolution No.P.212/14 of 13th June 2014.

The house regrets that the government failed to consult Parliament prior to,

a. Issuing a joint communique with the Secretary General of the United Nations on 23rd May 2009.
b. Jointly sponsoring a resolution at the UNHRC bearing No. S 11/1 in May 2009 and the matters agreed upon and
c. Making written submissions to the Darusman panel.

And the Parliament calls upon the government to:

1. Bring the relevant bills to before the house within two months;
2. Fully implement the totality of the LLRC recommendations.
3. Revive the provisions of the 17th amendment to the constitution.
4. Incorporate Latimer House Principles as an integral part of the constitution and
5. Make provisions for the freedom of information.

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