The resolution in the UN Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka is
"uncalled for" and the international community should not get
involved in the country, Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India
Prasad Kariyawasam said Monday.
"First of all, resolution in UNHRC against Sri Lanka is uncalled
for. That is our position, and we don't think there is need for
the international community to get involved in Sri Lanka at this
point, because we are doing what we have to do step by step,"
Kariyawasam told TV channel CNN-IBN.
"Any content of the resolution for us is really not helpful and it
only creates ill feelings among communities both in Tamil Nadu and
Sri Lanka and it unfortunately has created a sense of tension for
nothing," he said.
On protests against Colombo in Tamil Nadu, Kariyawasam said:
"(They are) uninformed, those who are agitating against Sri Lanka
in Tamil Nadu have not visited Sri Lanka recently. They have never
gone there, they are going by mere hearsay, and on the basis of
lobbying by groups sympathetic to the LTTE abroad, who are living
outside the country".
"The agitation has taken, sometimes, the form of terrorism, and
some innocent Sri Lanka monks and pilgrims, some Tamils and
Christians have been attacked. These are the kind of violent
methods practiced by the LTTE sympathisers in the past in Sri
Lanka," the envoy said.
"We feel very unsettled by this sort of happenings in Tamil Nadu
and I think violence should not to be a means to settle any
matter. We abhor that," he said.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ally DMK Sunday threatened to
pull out of the government if it did not take steps to bring
amendments to the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the
Sri Lanka is under attack over the death of a large number of
Tamil civilians during the final stages of the war that crushed
the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.