The Minister of Plantation Industries and the head of the Sri Lankan delegation in Geneva Mahinda Samarasinghe told 'Divaina' that 'our own organizations and groups who are operating on various political agendas have put us under more pressure than the international community.'
'Despite all our efforts to safeguard human rights as a government, such organisations and groups are constantly attempting to achieve narrow political gains by maliciously portraying Sri Lanka as a country where human rights are not respected' he further said.
Elaborating further, the minister said that 'the aim of such organizations is not to safeguard rights, but to destabilize the peaceful situation preaviling in the country and to gain an upper hand to implement their political agendas through international influence.'
'It is because of these sinister aims that they are trying to destroy the peace in the country by fabricating and publicising various stories through Channel 4' he said.
The minister pointed out that such actions have put Sri Lanka under various pressures, more than the other countries with appalling rights records.
'All such accusations will continue due to the actions of such groups, regardless of the government's efforts to ensure and promote human rights in the country, ' he said.
'Sri Lanka is more pressurised by our own organizations'by Thushari Kalubovila
Courtesy : 'Divaina' | 05.03.2013