Ranilís solution to counter human rights allegations

Ranilís solution to counter human rights allegations

February 4, 2013   05:07 pm

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the best solution regarding the human rights allegations against Sri Lanka by the UN, Commonwealth and certain nations is for the government to implement the proposals it had submitted to the UNHRC in 2009.

He stated that the implementation of those proposals would suffice and that the government would not have to accomplish anything beyond that.

Speaking during a ceremony held at the C.W.W Kannangara Madya Maha Vidyalaya in Galle today, to mark Sri Lankaís 65th Anniversary of Independence, the UNP leader stated that the countryís independence is being threatened by organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The countryís free education and free healthcare is also facing a grave threat from the IMF, he claimed.

Wickramasinghe pointed out that such a situation had not prevailed during the 1977 UNP regime and that IMF had assisted the then government to consolidate the financial system.

However, since the year 2000 the IMF has taken to a different path and is seeking to reduce expenditure of free education and healthcare and therefore should no longer heed their advice, he said.  

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