Full statement from the TNA
Statement on the Passing of the UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka
22nd March 2012
The Tamil National Alliance welcomes the passage of the Resolution “Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka” at the Human Rights Council. We believe that the Resolution will benefit all Sri Lankans, regardless of ethnicity. We sincerely hope that the Resolution and the clear collective will of the Council will encourage the government to forge a better future for all by moving decisively to protect human rights, and taking tangible action to advance genuine reconciliation.
The need for substantial progress in human rights protection, genuine and meaningful reconciliation and accountability are deep-felt needs of all citizens of the country. We therefore urge the government to avail itself of the opportunity provided by the Resolution of the Human Rights Council and dedicate itself to serving these urgent needs as provided for in the resolution.
The TNA strongly believes that this Resolution is a first step in the pursuit of justice and accountability and sincerely thanks all countries, organizations and institutions that demonstrated a firm commitment to the achievement of a future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka that is marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect.
The TNA will, on behalf of the Tamil people, work with commitment and dedication towards the advancement of these goals.