Lankan war crimes: Sri Lanka trying to stall vote


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Sri Lanka, Mar 22: The Sri Lankan government is in an attempt to stall the votes citing procedural and legal implications over the US moved resolution on the Lankan war issues. [UPDATE: Lankan war crimes: India votes for US resolution against Sri Lanka]

A 14 page document was circulated by the Sri Lankan government representatives on Wednesday among lobbyists and diplomats at the UNHRC.

"The resolution undermines the cardinal principle and well entrenched rule of international law that demands the exhaustion of domestic remedies. Suspicion and criticism of domestic remedies undermines also the judicial process in democratic countries, and introduces a political dimension that attacks the independence of the judiciary," said the note.

The note also warned countries that opening up any issues will only pose threat to them.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka called India's move to vote against the former as a 'body blow'.

"We have to understand the domestic political compulsions for the Indian government," said Gotabaya Rajapaksa after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Lok Sabha.

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