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TNA calls for full implementation of resolution 30/1 with UN monitoring in Sri Lanka

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Saturday reiterated its call for the UN resolution 30/1 to be fully implemented by the Sri Lankan government, also calling for an office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to be established in Sri Lanka to monitor progress on implementation. 

The TNA added that if Sri Lanka fails to do so, the UN Human Rights Council must ensure that the "victims will receive the intended benefits of the fulfillment of such obligations, by way of international mechanisms."

Full statement: 

"The following decision was arrived at following a meeting of TNA Members of Parliament and Provincial Council Members held in Vavuniya today (11th March 2017):

All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co- sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented. These obligations must be fulfilled under strict conditions, under the monitoring of an office of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, which must be established in Sri Lanka.

The UN Human Rights Council must ensure that, in the event that the Sri Lankan Government fails to fulfill the abovementioned obligations by way of an appropriate mechanism, victims will receive the intended benefits of the fulfillment of such obligations, by way of international mechanisms.

Hon. MP Nadesu Sivasakthi stated that the EPRLF did not agree to the abovementioned decisions."