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‘Sri Lanka must seek public vote over UN vote’

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 18:35

Colombo: Sri Lanka must put the question of
the UN resolution against it before people, a constituent
partner of the ruling coalition, United People`s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said on Sunday.

Wimal Weerawansa the minister of housing and the leader
of the nationalist National Freedom Front (NFF) told reporters
that the government cannot face the problem alone.

"We must get people involved in this. We must face this
together to fight than surrendering. If not they (West) will
say that people are not with the government", Weerawansa said.

He was not clear if he had meant a snap election or the
question needs to be put to a referendum.

Sri Lanka was stung by the defeat at the UN Human Rights
Council where a US sponsored resolution was carried against
the island.

The Western block of nations mostly backed US alongside
India while China, Russia and Cuba were in the forefront of
Sri Lankan support.

The resolution commits Sri Lanka to expeditiously
implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and
Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

It has been branded action by the West at the behest of
the pro-LTTE diaspora to undermine Sri Lanka. Weerawansa last
week called for the boycott of US brand names including
rejecting to use Google mail as protest against US.


First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 18:35

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