The Inter Parliamentary Human Rights Commission has rejected a proposal that was to be submitted on the violation of human rights of Sarath Fonseka. Representatives of Parliaments of 154 countries are attending the sessions in Geneva.
Making clarifications on the issue, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that the Commission took a decision that the proposal would not be presented to the sessions, after they made submissions. Legal provisions had been made for Sarath Fonseka to submit any queries about the sentence. He said this issue had been brought to the international level by submitting false facts, to indicate that the punishment had been handed down in an improper manner, and also to indicate that the process had not taken place in a reasonable manner. Their main intention was to sling mud at the country and sully its image. As such the Minister said they were strongly protesting it. Thereafter the Commission, after considering all these submissions, decided not to submit a proposal on Sarath Fonseka to the Commission sessions.