Sarath Weerasekera leaves for Geneva

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By Lahiru Pothmulla  

A team of the Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) and the Federation of National Organisations led by Rear Admiral Dr. Sarath Weerasekara left for Geneva, Switzerland yesterday to file a petition against the UN resolution on Sri Lanka.  
Dr. Weerasekera said they would inform the ongoing 39th session of the UN Human Rights Commission that the government came to power with the assistance of separatists and therefore, it makes decisions to satisfy these separatists.   

“We will also inform the international community that the UN resolution will pave the way for detrimental Constitutional reforms which LTTE failed to achieve through terrorism. The armed forces personnel who defeated the ruthless LTTE and saved hundreds of thousands of victims from the terrorists’ grip are being subjected to intimidation to satisfy separatists. Therefore, we will request the UN to have faith in us and pay attention to what we have to say instead of the government,” he told a news conference.   

Meanwhile, he commended President Maithripala Sirisena’s statement that he would make a special proposal to the UN to amicably resolve war crime charges levelled against the armed forces personnel.  
“Though it has taken three years for the President to realise this, we are happy over the statement he made because it was us who continuously said in Geneva that the armed forces personnel did not commit war crimes,” he said.