Diaspora hand in human smuggling targetting UNHRC sessions
It has now become obvious that the illegal transportation of groups of Sri Lankan people to Australia by sea is a well organized ‘operation’ launched by a certain interested party/parties.Information on this issue had already been received.
It is possible that the Diaspora or any other group/groups could be behind the human smuggling targetting the next United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva in September, Cabinet Spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
According to Minister Rambukwella, the issue can be used against Sri Lanka during the next UNHRC sessions to be held in Geneva in September. Arrangements have already been made to educate the Sri Lankan public via television on this issue. Discussions are going on with the Australian Government considering the issue as something major. Discussions are going on with groups of lawyers in connection with the required amendments to the law. A combined strategy will be implemented with the participation of three armed forces to stop this human smuggling. Minister Rambukwella pointed out that India has extended its fullest corporation towards Sri Lanka by extending the ban on the LTTE
and advising Indian politicians not to promote a separate state in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka ensured the safety of eight Armed Forces members who had been trained in India. India is the major stakeholder when it comes to training Sri Lankan Armed Forces members. Over 1,500 Sri Lankan soldiers are being trained in India annually. They also receive training in other countries. Only a small group of politicians in Tamil Nadu act against Sri Lanka.
“A committee headed by President’s Secretary Lalith Weerathunga has already been appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into the implementation of LLRC recommendations.
“The government will decide the time frames to implement the short term recommendations. The issues created as a result of the 30 year long conflict cannot be addressed within six months,” Minister Rambukwella added.