Attempts made to get the nod of the Inter Parliamentary Human Rights Commission session to a Resolution on behalf of Sarath Fonseka have failed. The UNP had made an untiring attempt to get a Resolution adopted saying that Sarath Fonseka’s human rights had been violated.
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, who is participating in the sessions in Geneva made submissions for nearly two hours. Thereafter UNP Parliamentarian Jayalath Jayawardena made an unsuccessful attempt to get the Resolution approved. Minister Samarasinghe was able to clarify that all incidents from the date of the arrest of Sarath Fonseka had taken place according to the Sri Lankan law. Representatives of 154 Parliaments participated in the Commission sessions. Following the clarifications made by the Minister, these representatives agreed that all incidents had taken place according to the law. Ministers Mahinda Samarasinghe and Nimal Siripala de Silva represented the Government at this session. At the same time a proposal earlier adopted on the security of Parliamentarian Jayalath Jayawardena was withdrawn. Minister Samarasinghe made clarifications at length on the peaceful environment now prevailing in Sri Lanka to which the attention of the participants was drawn.