Sri Lanka snubs UNHRC resolution; says will not abide by it

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Colombo, Mar 27: In spite of the United Nations resolution snub against Sri Lanka, the country seem to be showcasing their defiant self once again when it said that they will not abide by the UNHRC resolution. The resolution had slammed Sri Lanka's war crimes during the final years of the Eeelam war involving the LTTE.

Lankan authorities have stated that it will only implement its own "feasible" recommendations by a panel that probed the three-decade-long bloody civil war. External Affairs Minister GL Peiris has been quoted as saying to reporters, "We had taken a decision not to abide by the resolution irrespective of the result."

He added that the resolution will be treated as an interference in the sovereignty of the country. He stated that those countries that voted for Sri Lanka and those that abstained from voting had valued the country's principled stand.

Peiris reiterated that the resolution will not cause economic sanctions on Sri Lanka. He said, "This is no Security Council (UN) decision". On Indian PM Manmohan Singh's recent letter to Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa, Peiris said that no reply needed to be given for the same.

Backing the Ministers claim, Irrigation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva also added that Sri Lanka was not ready to implement all the UNHRC resolutions suggested by the US in Geneva. As per a report that appeared in the Island, he said, "We would implement only what we accept and consider feasible."

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