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‘Lanka has proud record of safeguarding human rights’

[Zee News, Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:51 One Comment]

(PTI) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday said that his country has a rich and proud record of safeguarding human rights.

Addressing a public gathering in the central town of Balangoda, Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka’s human rights protection was inspired by the influence of Buddhism over a period of over 2,500 years.

Rajapaksa said his objective while appointing the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was that he did not want the problems faced by the people carried forward to the next generation.

The President said it was his responsibility to resolve all problems faced by his people.

He said LLRC was Sri Lanka’s own probe and no one had the right to force its implementation. He did not want lessons on protecting human rights from outside.

Rajapaksa’s comments were his first direct public reaction since the UN Human Rights Council on March 22 adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka.

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  • Raja Perera said:

    Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse’s storey telling time is over with the passing of the Resolution on Sri Lanka on 22nd of March 2012 by the United States. Instead, now, it has become the “Sit and Listen” time initially, and “Obey the Order Time” (make it practicable) within the next twelve months for Mahinda Rajapakse. Mahinda Rajapakse is trying to hide behind the Great Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, but today you cannot fool the world with a “religious mask” or any other. Don’t try to bully the international community with your Demon Dancing China or the blood sucking Russian Dracula friends on your sides. Mahinda Rajapakse’s actions are similar to that of his two friends who have already perished and unless he changes his pattern of action nobody can save him even if the great Gautama comes back alive.