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Statement by Hon. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Agenda Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (A/HRC/46/20) 24th February 2021

Madam President,
Madam High Commissioner,
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,

The OHCHR Report which is presented today, emanates from the Resolution 30/1 and 40/1, from which the Government of Sri Lanka announced its withdrawal of co-sponsorship, at the 43rd Session of this Council last year.

Sri Lanka rejects the High Commissioner’s Report which has unjustifiably broadened its scope and mandate further, incorporating many issues of governance and matters that are essentially domestic for any self-respecting, sovereign country. This is in complete violation of Article 2 (7) of the Charter of the UN that states: “Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state…”

The trajectory that has emerged with regard to the recommendations and conclusions reflects the preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda which certain elements have relentlessly pursued against Sri Lanka. These recommendations are based on ill-founded allegations.

Sri Lanka categorically rejects the conclusions and recommendations in the High Commissioner’s Report.

The call for asset freezes, travel bans, references to the ICC and the exercise of universal jurisdiction by individual States, based on evidence that up to date has been denied access to and retained by the High Commissioners Office with some of it unreleased for thirty years, particularly in relation to a country like Sri Lanka which has consistently and constructively engaged with the UN and its mechanisms, points to a distinct and eminent danger which the international community as a whole need to take note of. Such unilateral actions by certain countries are unacceptable and a violation of the principles of natural justice.

In addition to the progress made since last March, Sri Lanka has provided written comments on instances of erroneous information, misconceived and arbitrary assessments in the Report. It is regrettable that the High Commissioners Office published its Report, accompanied by an unprecedented propaganda campaign on it and refused to publish our Comments on the report as an addendum. This has deprived Sri Lanka and members of equal visibility of Sri Lanka’s views on the report.

Sri Lanka refutes the allegations that have been reproduced in the High Commissioner’s report, from the highly contentious Report of the Panel of Experts (PoE) on Accountability and the Report of the High Commissioner’s Office Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL), which have been rejected by Sri Lanka for reasons explained to this Council before. The contents of the Report which have been drawn from the said disputed reports are rife with factual inaccuracies that appear to equate atrocities committed by the LTTE, a terrorist organization proscribed internationally, with legitimate action taken by the government to safeguard the territorial integrity of the country and the right to life of our people.

Madam President,

Insistence on ever-expanding externally driven prescriptions, notwithstanding our continuous cooperation and engagement with this Council and all UN bodies, can pose numerous challenges and such processes could set a dangerous precedent affecting all member states of the UN.

We regret the disproportionate attention drawn to Sri Lanka by this Council, driven by political motivations. Sri Lanka calls upon the members of this Council that any resolution which is based on this Report, be rejected by the Council and be brought to a closure.

In conclusion,

We remain open to engaging constructively with the UN, including this Council, and the international community in mutually agreed areas, in conformity with the Constitution and in keeping with domestic priorities and policies.

Ayubowan

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න්‍යාය පත්‍රය 2: මානව හිමිකම් පිළිබඳ මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේ වාර්තාව පිළිබඳ අන්තර්ක්‍රියාකාරී සංවාදය ‘ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සංහිඳියාව, වගවීම සහ මානව හිමිකම් ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීම’ (A/HRC/46/20)

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ගරු විදේශ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රකාශය

සභාපතිතුමියනි,
මහ කොමසාරිස්තුමියනි,
තානාපතිවරුනි,
නෝනාවරුණි මහත්වරුණි,

අද ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේ වාර්තාව,  පසුගිය වසරේ දී පැවති මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ 43 වන සැසියේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය සම අනුග්‍රාහකත්වය ඉල්ලා අස්කර ගන්නා බව නිවේදනය කරන ලද 30/1 සහ 40/1 යෝජනාවලින් ඇරඹෙන්නකි.

ඕනෑම ස්වයං-ගෞරවයක් සහිත ස්වෛරී රටක පාලනය පිළිබඳ කරුණු සහ මූලික වශයෙන් දේශීය කරුණු ඇතුළත් කරමින්, අසාධාරණ ලෙස තම විෂය පථය සහ වරම පුළුල් කර ඇති මහ කොමසාරිස්වරියගේ වාර්තාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරයි. මෙය එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ප්‍රඥප්තියේ 2 (7) වගන්තිය වන “වර්තමාන ප්‍රඥප්තියේ අඩංගු කිසිවක් මඟින් කිසිදු රාජ්‍යයක දේශීය අධිකරණ බලය තුළ පවතින කාරණාවලට මැදිහත් වීම සඳහා එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයට බලය පවරන්නේ නැත.” යන්න සම්පූර්ණයෙන් උල්ලංඝනය කිරීමකි.

නිර්දේශ සහ නිගමන සම්බන්ධයෙන් මතුවී ඇති ගමන් මඟ, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහි ඇතැම් කොටස් විසින් නිර්දය ලෙස ලුහුබඳිනු ලබන පූර්ව නිගමනය, දේශපාලනීකරණය සහ අගතිගාමී න්‍යාය පත්‍රය පිළිබිඹු කරයි. වැරදි ලෙස ගොඩනංවන ලද චෝදනා මත මෙම නිර්දේශ පදනම් වී ඇත.

මහ කොමසාරිස් වාර්තාවේ අඩංගු නිගමන සහ නිර්දේශ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තරයේ ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරයි.

විශේෂයෙන් එක්සත් ජාතීන් හා එහි යාන්ත්‍රණයන් සමඟ නිරතුරුව හා ඵලදායී ලෙස සම්බන්ධ වී සිටින ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වැනි රටක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගත් කල, වත්කම් අත්හිටුවීම, සංචාරක තහනම් පැනවීම, ජාත්‍යන්තර අපරාධ අධිකරණය වෙත යොමු කිරීම සහ එක් එක් රාජ්‍යයන් විසින් විශ්වීය අධිකරණ බලය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම සඳහා කෙරෙන ඉල්ලීම්, මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය විසින් මේ දක්වා ප්‍රවේශය ලබා දීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කොට ඇති සහ ඒවායින් සමහරක් වසර තිහක් තිස්සේ නිකුත් නොකොට රඳවා ගෙන ඇති සාක්ෂි මත පදනම් වන අතර, ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රජාව විසින් සමස්තයක් වශයෙන් සැලකිල්ලට ගත යුතු පැහැදිලි හා සුවිශේෂී අනතුරක් පෙන්වා දෙයි. ඇතැම් රටවල් විසින් සිදුකරනු ලබන එවැනි ඒකපාර්ශ්වික ක්‍රියා පිළිගත නොහැකි අතර, එය ස්වාභාවික යුක්තියේ මූලධර්ම උල්ලංඝනය කිරීමකි.

පසුගිය මාර්තු මාසයේ සිට ලබා ඇති ප්‍රගතියට අමතරව, වාර්තාවේ අඩංගු වැරදි තොරතුරු, වැරදි වැටහීම් සහ අත්තනෝමතික තක්සේරු කිරීම් පිළිබඳව ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ලිඛිත අදහස් දැක්වීම් ලබා දී ඇත.

ඒ පිළිබඳව පෙර නොවූ විරූ ප්‍රචාරක ව්‍යාපාරයක් සමඟින්, මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය සිය වාර්තාව ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කිරීම සහ එම වාර්තාව පිළිබඳ අපගේ අදහස් අතිරේකයක් ලෙස ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කිරීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කිරීම කනගාටුවට කරුණකි. මෙමඟින් වාර්තාව පිළිබඳ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අදහස් සම්බන්ධයෙන් සමාන දෘශ්‍යතාවක් ලබා ගැනීම, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට සහ සාමාජික රටවලට අහිමි වී ඇත.

මීට පෙර මෙම කවුන්සිලය වෙත පැහැදිලි කරන ලද හේතු මත ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විසින් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර ඇති වගවීම පිළිබඳ විශේෂඥ කමිටුවේ (PoE) අතිශය විවාදාත්මක වාර්තාව සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිළිබඳ මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේ විමර්ශන වාර්තාව (OISL) තුළින් ප්‍රතිනිෂ්පාදනය කර ඇති මහ කොමසාරිස් වාර්තාවේ අඩංගු චෝදනා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරයි.

ඉහත මතභේදාත්මක වාර්තාවලින් උකහා ගත් මෙම වාර්තාවේ අන්තර්ගතය, ජාත්‍යන්තර වශයෙන් තහනම් කර ඇති ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී සංවිධානයක් වන එල්ටීටීඊය විසින් සිදුකරන ලද හිංසාවන්, රටේ භෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාව සහ අපේ ජනතාවගේ ජීවන අයිතිය ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සඳහා රජය විසින් ගෙන ඇති නීත්‍යානුකූල පියවර සමඟ සමාන කොට දක්වන සාවද්‍ය කරුණුවලින් පිරී තිබේ.

සභාපතිතුමියනි,

මෙම කවුන්සිලය සහ සියලුම එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධාන සමඟ අපගේ අඛණ්ඩ සහයෝගය සහ සම්බන්ධතාවය තිබියදීත්, නිරන්තරයෙන් ව්‍යාප්ත වන බාහිරයෙන් පාලනය කරනු ලබන උපදෙස් පිළිබඳව අවධාරණය කිරීම, අභියෝග රැසක් ඇති කළ හැකි අතර එවැනි ක්‍රියාදාමයන් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සියලුම සාමාජික රටවලට බලපාන භයානක පූර්වාදර්ශයක් විය හැකිය.

දේශපාලන අභිප්‍රේරණයන් විසින් මෙහෙයවනු ලැබ, මෙම කවුන්සිලය විසින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කෙරෙහි දක්වන අසමාන අවධානය පිළිබඳව අපි කනගාටු වෙමු. මෙම වාර්තාව පදනම් කරගත් ඕනෑම යෝජනාවක් මෙම කවුන්සිලය විසින් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කොට එය අවසානයක් කරා ගෙන එන ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ සාමාජිකයින්ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටී.

අවසන් වශයෙන්,

ආණ්ඩුක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුකූලව සහ දේශීය ප‍්‍රමුඛතා සහ ප‍්‍රතිපත්තිවලට අනුකූලව, මෙම කවුන්සිලය ද ඇතුළුව එක්සත් ජාතීන් සමඟ සහ අන්‍යෝන්‍ය වශයෙන් එකඟ වූ අංශවල දී ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රජාව සමඟ ඵලදායි ලෙස සම්බන්ධ වීම සඳහා අපි විවෘතව සිටිමු.

අයුබෝවන්

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நிகழ்ச்சி நிரல் விடயம் 2: ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் மனித உரிமைகள் உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகத்தின் 'இலங்கையில் நல்லிணக்கம், பொறுப்புக்கூறல் மற்றும் மனித உரிமைகளை ஊக்குவித்தல்' தொடர்பான அறிக்கை மீதான ஊடாடும் உரையாடல் (A/HRC/46/20)

2021 பெப்ரவரி 24
கௌரவ வெளிநாட்டு அமைச்சரின் அறிக்கை

தலைவி அவர்களே,
உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அவர்களே,
மேன்மை தங்கியவர்களே,
கனவான்களே மற்றும் கனவாட்டிகளே,

இன்று முன்வைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் மனித உரிமைகள் உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகத்தின் அறிக்கையானது, கடந்த ஆண்டு இந்த சபையின் 43வது அமர்வில் இலங்கை அரசாங்கம் இணை அனுசரணையிலிருந்து விலகுவதாக அறிவித்த தீர்மானம் 30/1 மற்றும் 40/1 ஆகியவற்றிலிருந்து வெளிவருகின்றது.

எந்தவொரு சுயமரியாதை, இறையாண்மை கொண்ட நாட்டிற்கும், முக்கியமாக ஆட்சி தொடர்பான பல பிரச்சினைகள் மற்றும் உள்நாட்டு விடயங்களை உள்ளடக்கி, நியாயமற்ற முறையில் தனது நோக்கத்தை விரிவுபடுத்தி மேலும் ஆணையிட்டுள்ள உயர் ஸ்தானிகரின் அறிக்கையை இலங்கை நிராகரிக்கின்றது. இது ஐ.நா. சாசனத்தின் 2 (7) வது பிரிவான 'தற்போதைய சாசனத்தில் உள்ள எதுவும் ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபைக்கு எந்தவொரு அரசினதும் உள்நாட்டு அதிகார எல்லைக்கு உட்பட்ட விடயங்களில் தலையீடு செய்வதற்கு அங்கீகாரம் அளிக்காது...' ஐ முழுமையாக மீறும் செயலாகும்.

பரிந்துரைகள் மற்றும் முடிவுகள் தொடர்பாக வெளிவந்த பாதையானது, இலங்கைக்கு எதிராக இடைவிடாமல் தொடர்ந்த முன்கூட்டிய, அரசியல்மயப்படுத்தப்பட்ட மற்றும் பாரபட்சமற்ற சில கூறுகளின் நிகழ்ச்சி நிரலைப் பிரதிபலிக்கின்றது. இந்தப் பரிந்துரைகள் தவறான குற்றச்சாட்டுகளின் அடிப்படையில் அமைந்தவை.

உயர் ஸ்தானிகரின் அறிக்கையில் உள்ள முடிவுகளையும் பரிந்துரைகளையும் இலங்கை திட்டவட்டமாக நிராகரிக்கின்றது.

முப்பது ஆண்டுகளாக வெளியிடப்படாத மற்றும் அவற்றுள் சில உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகத்தினால் தக்கவைக்கப்பட்டு, அணுகுவதற்கு மறுக்கப்பட்டிருந்த ஆதாரங்களின் அடிப்படையில், குறிப்பாக ஐ.நா மற்றும் அதன் பொறிமுறைகளுடன் தொடர்ச்சியாகவும் ஆக்கபூர்வமாகவும் ஈடுபட்டு வரும் இலங்கை போன்ற ஒரு நாடு தொடர்பாக, சொத்து முடக்கம், பயணத் தடைகள், சர்வதேச குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தைப் பற்றிய குறிப்புக்கள் மற்றும் தனிப்பட்ட அரசுகள் உலகளாவிய அதிகார வரம்பைப் பயன்படுத்துதல் ஆகியவற்றுக்கான அழைப்பானது, சர்வதேச சமூகம் ஒட்டுமொத்தமாகக் கவனிக்க வேண்டிய ஒரு தனித்துவமான மற்றும் சிறந்த ஆபத்தை சுட்டிக்காட்டுகின்றது. சில நாடுகளின் இத்தகைய ஒருதலைப்பட்ச நடவடிக்கைகள் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ள முடியாதவையும், மற்றும் இயற்கை நீதியின் கொள்கைகளை மீறுவதுமாகும்.

கடந்த மார்ச் மாதத்திலிருந்து மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்ட முன்னேற்றத்திற்கும் மேலதிகமாக, அறிக்கையில் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ள தவறான தகவல்கள், தவறான கருத்துக்கள் மற்றும் தன்னிச்சையான மதிப்பீடுகள் குறித்து இலங்கை எழுத்துபூர்வ கருத்துக்களை வழங்கியுள்ளது. உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகம் தனது அறிக்கையை முன்னெப்போதும் இல்லாத பிரச்சாரத்துடன் இணைந்து வெளியிட்டமை மற்றும் குறித்த அறிக்கை தொடர்பான எமது கருத்துக்களை ஒரு துணை நிரலாக வெளியிட மறுத்தமை ஆகியன வருத்தமளிக்கின்றது. இது இலங்கையையும், அறிக்கை குறித்த இலங்கையின் கருத்துக்களை சமமாகக் காணும் உறுப்பினர்களையும் இழந்துள்ளது.

இந்த சபைக்கு முன்னர் விளக்கப்பட்ட காரணங்களுக்காக இலங்கையால் நிராகரிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள பொறுப்புக்கூறல் தொடர்பான நிபுணர் குழுவின் மிகவும் சர்ச்சைக்குரிய அறிக்கை மற்றும் இலங்கை தொடர்பான உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலக விசாரணை அறிக்கை ஆகியவற்றிலிருந்தான உயர் ஸ்தானிகரின் அறிக்கையில் மீளுருவாக்கம் செய்யப்பட்ட குற்றச்சாட்டுக்களை இலங்கை மறுக்கின்றது. கூறப்பட்ட சர்ச்சைக்குரிய அறிக்கைகளிலிருந்து பெறப்பட்ட அறிக்கையின் உள்ளடக்கங்கள், நாட்டின் பிராந்திய ஒருமைப்பாடு மற்றும் எமது மக்களின் வாழ்க்கை உரிமை ஆகியவற்றைப் பாதுகாப்பதற்காக அரசாங்கம் எடுத்துள்ள நியாயமான நடவடிக்கைகளுடன், சர்வதேச அளவில் தடைசெய்யப்பட்ட ஒரு பயங்கரவாத அமைப்பான தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள் நடாத்திய அட்டூழியங்களை சமன் செய்வதாகத் தோன்றும் உண்மைத் தவறுகளால் நிறைந்திருக்கின்றன.

தலைவி அவர்களே,

இந்த சபை மற்றும் அனைத்து ஐ.நா. அமைப்புக்களுடனான எமது தொடர்ச்சியான ஒத்துழைப்பு மற்றும் ஈடுபாடுகள் இருந்தபோதிலும், வெளிப்புறமாக இயக்கப்படும் சக்திகளை தொடர்ந்தும் வலியுறுத்துவதானது பல சவால்களை ஏற்படுத்துவதாக அமைவதுடன், இதுபோன்ற செயன்முறைகள் ஐ.நா. வின் அனைத்து உறுப்பு நாடுகளையும் பாதிக்கும் ஆபத்தான முன்னுதாரணத்தையும் அமைக்கும்.

அரசியல் உந்துதல்களால் உந்தப்பட்டு, இந்த சபையால் இலங்கை மீது செலுத்தப்பட்டுள்ள கவனத்திற்காக நாங்கள் வருந்துகின்றோம். இந்த அறிக்கையை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்ட எந்தவொரு தீர்மானமும் சபையால் நிராகரிக்கப்பட்டு மூடப்பட வேண்டும் என இலங்கை இந்த சபை உறுப்பினர்களுக்கு அழைப்பு விடுக்கின்றது.

முடிவில்,

இந்த சபை உட்பட ஐ.நா. மற்றும் சர்வதேச சமூகத்துடன் பரஸ்பரம் ஒப்புக் கொள்ளப்பட்ட பகுதிகளில், அரசியலமைப்பிற்கு இணங்க, உள்நாட்டு முன்னுரிமைகள் மற்றும் கொள்கைகளுக்கு ஏற்ப ஆக்கபூர்வமாக ஈடுபடுவதற்காக நாங்கள் தயாராக இருக்கின்றோம்.

ஆயூபோவன்

Joint Communiqué on the visit of H.E. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan to Sri Lanka on 23-24 February 2021

At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Imran Khan paid a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on 23-24 February 2021.

  1. Prime Minister Imran Khan was accompanied by a high-level delegation, comprising Federal Ministers and senior Government officials. This was the first visit by the Prime Minister of Pakistan to Sri Lanka since the formation of the new governments in both the countries, clearly reflecting the warmth and goodwill between the governments and peoples of the two countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan received a warm ceremonial welcome by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka.
  1. During the visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan held delegation-level meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. Both sides comprehensively reviewed the multifaceted bilateral relationship in diverse fields of cooperation. The talks were held in a warm and cordial atmosphere, marked by mutual trust and respect. The visit afforded a timely opportunity to both sides to further build upon their close and regular consultations, particularly in the areas identified during the recently held Foreign Secretary-level Bilateral Political Consultations, Joint Economic Commission session, and the Commerce Secretaries-level Talks.
  1. Both sides reached broad consensus on ways and means to further strengthen cooperation in a comprehensive manner and agreed to hold frequent meetings; promote high-level and delegation-level exchanges; and enhance the process of consultations, cooperation and coordination between their respective institutions. Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan’s support for the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka in line with the vision of a “peaceful neighborhood”.
  1. The two sides reviewed the extensive engagement that exists between the two countries in promoting cultural linkages, human resource development, and capacity building in diverse areas as well as educational and technical cooperation. The Pakistan side announced 100 scholarships in the field of medicines (MBBS and BDS) as part of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme (PSLHECP). The Sri Lankan side appreciated the cooperation being extended by Pakistan in human resource development and capacity building.
  1. While realizing the existence of great potential of religious tourism to Buddhist archeological sites and noting the close ancient and cultural ties dating back to Gandhara civilization, the two sides underscored the importance of enhancing cooperation in the field of tourism and highlighted the benefits of sharing expertise in the hospitality industry, including training and capacity building. The Pakistan side announced its initiative of establishing Asian Civilization and Culture Centre at University of Peradeniya, Kandy. Both sides recognized the importance of enhancing air connectivity to promote people-to-people contact, tourism, trade and culture.
  1. In order to explore new avenues for enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries, a high-level Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Conference was held on 24 February 2021. The Conference provided an opportunity for effective and meaningful engagement between the business communities of the two countries. At the conference, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka sides reiterated the importance of strengthening economic relations in key areas of mutual interest and diversifying trade and investment between the two countries. The two sides stressed the importance of realizing the goal of achieving US$ 1 billion bilateral trade target and also agreed to work towards broadening and deepening of Pakistan Sri Lank Free Trade Agreement.
  1. During the visit, the following MoUs between Pakistan and Sri Lanka were signed:

i. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Cooperation in Tourism

ii. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation between the Board of Investment of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Board of Investment of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

iii. Memorandum of Understanding between Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi Islamic Republic of Pakistan

iv. Intent of Cooperation between Industrial Technology Institute of Sri Lanka and COMSATS University Islamabad

v. Memorandum of Understanding between University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan

09.  Prime Minister Imran Khan and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa jointly acknowledged the reconstitution of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association. Both sides underscored the need to strengthen parliamentary cooperation between the two sides.

10. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the existing bilateral cooperation in the field of defence and noted that the elevation of staff-level talks to Defence Dialogue has further provided an opportunity to expand security sector relations. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a new $50 million defence credit line facility.  The two sides stressed the need for stronger partnership for supporting and coordinating with each other in dealing with matters related to security, terrorism, organized crime and drug and narcotic trafficking as well as intelligence-sharing.

11. Prime Minister Imran Khan in his efforts to strengthen sports diplomacy participated at an interactive session with the sports community of Sri Lanka on 24 February 2021. At  this event, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports and Youth Namal Rajapaksa, in the presence of the Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, announced the commissioning of the “Imran Khan High Performance Sports Centre” in Colombo.

12. The Pakistan side announced its decision to provide PKR 52 million for promotion of sports in Sri Lanka, including through training and equipment.

13. Both sides underlined the importance of inter-religious dialogue and harmony as a key to promote cultural diversity, peaceful co-existence and mutual empathy.

14. The two sides noted the close cooperation between the two countries at regional and international fora on issues of mutual interest, and agreed to further strengthen a coordinated approach on such matters.

15. Both sides reiterated their commitment to the principles and objectives of the SAARC Charter and stressed the need of SAARC Member countries to build on convergences, for greater good of the people in the region. Both sides stressed the need to convene the Charter Based bodies and agreed to take forward the SAARC process for further strengthening regional cooperation to achieve prosperity in the region.

16. Discussing the developments in regional and global environment the two sides reaffirmed their joint commitment to regional peace, security and stability. Prime Minister Imran Khan underscored the need for peaceful resolution of outstanding disputes through constructive dialogue in accordance with international legitimacy.

17. In the context of regional connectivity, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the opportunities presented by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of BRI, for regional economic growth and prosperity.

18. Discussing the unprecedented challenges posed by Covid - 19, the two sides underscored the need for collective efforts to deal with the pandemic. Sri Lanka thanked Pakistan for the tremendous assistance extended to the repatriation of stranded Sri Lankans in Pakistan since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.

19.While reiterating the commitment of the new government to further strengthen the bilateral relations, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka thanked the government, and people of Pakistan for the constant support extended by Pakistan to safeguard the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.

20. The Prime Minister of Pakistan extended an invitation to the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to visit Pakistan at their earliest convenience.

21. Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation.

Colombo

24 February 2021

Statement by Hon Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka High Level Segment of the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council 23 February 2021, Geneva

Madam President,
Madam High Commissioner,
Distinguished Ambassadors,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

  1. As I address you today, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report on Sri Lanka accompanied by an unprecedented propaganda campaign on that report.
  1. Sri Lankan heroic armed forces militarily neutralized the LTTE in 2009 after three-decades of conflict. The Sri Lanka Government acted in self-defense to safeguard the unitary state, sovereignty & territorial integrity from the world’s most ruthless separatist terrorist organization.
  1. The LTTE is the only terrorist organization in the world which has killed two world leaders: a serving President of Sri Lanka and a former Prime Minister of India extending its terror beyond the borders of Sri Lanka.
  1. End of terrorism guaranteed the most cherished of all human rights - right to life of all Sri Lankans – Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslims.
  1. Nonetheless hegemonic forces colluded against Sri Lanka in bringing an unsubstantiated resolution against Sri Lanka which was defeated by the support of friendly nations who remain by Sri Lanka’s side even today. Further resolutions were presented to this Council on purely political motives. In each instance Sri Lanka presented the procedural improprieties, and how such processes could set a dangerous precedent affecting all member states of the United Nations.
  1. The Government which assumed office in Sri Lanka in 2015, in a manner unprecedented in human rights fora, joined as co-sponsors of Resolution 30/1 which was against our own country. It carried a host of commitments that were not deliverable and were not in conformity with the Constitution of Sri Lanka. This led to the compromising of national security to a point of reviving terrorist acts on Easter Sunday 2019 causing the deaths of hundreds.
  1. The rejection of this resolution by the peoples of Sri Lanka was clearly manifested in the mandate received by His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in November 2019.  Based on this mandate I announced at the 43rd session of this Council that Sri Lanka would withdraw from co-sponsorship of the resolution. I also stated that Sri Lanka would remain engaged with the UN system including this Council.
  1. We have provided detailed updates to the OHCHR in December 2020 as well as in January 2021 on the progress of implementation of commitments that Sri Lanka had undertaken such as continuity of the existing mechanisms, appointment of a special commission of inquiry headed by a Supreme Court Judge, achieving the SDGs, progress made in returning lands, demining and creating new avenues of livelihoods.
  1. These steps have been taken even as Sri Lanka was battling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for the past one year. In spite of these challenges we held a free and fair general election in August 2020 and elected a new Government with a two-thirds majority in one of Asia’s oldest Parliamentary democracies.
  1. It is regrettable that despite the spirit of cooperation with the HRC and its mechanisms, elements working against Sri Lanka intend to table another country-specific resolution based on this OHCHR Report. This rejected report by Sri Lanka has unjustifiably broadened its scope and mandate further, incorporating many issues of governance and matters that are essentially domestic in any self-respecting, sovereign country.
  1. I leave it to the members and observers of this Council to make their own judgment on whether Sri Lanka represents a situation that warrants the urgent attention of this Council, or if this campaign is essentially a political move that contravenes the very values and principles on which this Council has been established. Particularly at a time when legislation is enacted by some countries to protect their soldiers from prosecution in military operations carried out overseas, only points to duplicity and the hypocritical nature of their motives. This cannot but result in a significant loss of morale among countries engaged in the struggle against terrorism.
  1. The Council must hold the scales even. Not going by hearsay, unilateral action or one angled doubtful sources but adhere to its guiding principles. Insistence on such ever-expanding externally driven prescriptions notwithstanding our continuous cooperation and engagement with this Council can pose numerous challenges.
  1. As the Council is aware this is a critical time to the entire world in the last hundred years where we need to be united in our efforts to overcome the Covid19 pandemic and to revive battered economies. I appeal to the members of this Council to take note of our continued engagement and cooperation on its merit and support us by rejecting any resolution against Sri Lanka. We believe that the extent to which the resources and time of this Council has been utilized on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, and carries a discouraging message to the sovereign states of the global South.
  1. The need of the hour, in the face of an unprecedented pandemic, is solidarity rather than rancor and acrimony arising from divisions within this council. In view of the circumstances set out above, we urge that this resolution be rejected by the Council and be brought to closure.
  1. May I conclude quoting the words of Lord Buddha,

Siyalu sathwayo niduk wethwa, nirogee wethwa, suwapath wethwa”.

May all beings be safe,
May all beings be free from suffering.
May all beings be well and happy.

Thank you.

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සභාපතිතුමියනි,
මහ කොමසාරිස්තුමියනි,
සම්භාවනීය තානාපතිවරුනි,
නෝනාවරුනි, මහත්වරුනි,

  1. අද මාඔබ අමතන අවස්ථාවේ දී, මානව හිමිකම් මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය (OHCHR) විසින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිළිබඳ වාර්තාවක් ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කර ඇති අතර, එම වාර්තාව පිළිබඳ පෙර නොවූ විරූ අන්දමේ ප්‍රචාරක ව්‍යාපාරයක් ද සිදුකර තිබේ.
  2. දශක තුනක්තිස්සේ පැවති ගැටුම්වලින් අනතුරුව, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේවීරෝදාර සන්නද්ධ හමුදා විසින් 2009 දී එල්ටීටීඊ සංවිධානය යුදමය වශයෙන් උදාසීන කරන ලදී. ලෝකයේ වඩාත්ම කුරිරු බෙදුම්වාදී ත්‍රස්ත සංවිධානයෙන් සිය ඒකීය රාජ්‍යය, ස්වෛරීභාවය සහ භෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාව ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය ආත්මාරක්ෂාව වෙනුවෙන් ක්‍රියා කළේය.
  3. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශසීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට සිය භීෂණය ව්‍යාප්ත කරමින්, ලෝක නායකයින් දෙදෙනෙකුඑනම්, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සේවයේ යෙදී සිටිජනාධිපතිවරයෙකු සහ හිටපු ඉන්දීය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයෙකු ඝාතනය කළ ලොව එකම ත්‍රස්ත සංවිධානය එල්ටීටීඊයයි.
  4. ත‍්‍රස්තවාදය අවසන්කිරීම මඟින්, සිංහල, දෙමළ සහ මුස්ලිම් යන සියලු ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ගේ සියලු අයිතිවාසිකම් අතර වඩාත්ම අගය කරන - ජීවන අයිතිය සහතික කරන ලදී.
  5. එසේ වුවද, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව සනාථ නොකළ යෝජනාවක් ගෙන ඒමේ දී ආධිපත්‍යවාදී බලවේග ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව සහයෝගයෙන් කටයුතු කළ අතර, එය අදටත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවසමඟ සිටින මිත්‍ර ජාතීන්ගේ සහයෝගයෙන් පරාජයට පත් කරන ලදී. හුදු දේශපාලන අභිප්‍රායන් මත තවදුරටත් යෝජනා මෙම සභාවට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී. එම සෑම අවස්ථාවකදීම ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විසින් කාර්ය පටිපාටික නුසුදුසුකම් සහ එවැනි ක්‍රියාදාමයන් එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සියලුම සාමාජික රටවලට බලපාන භයානක පූර්වාදර්ශයක් සපයන්නේ කෙසේද යන්න ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී.
  6. 2015 දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බලයට පත් වූ රජය, මානව හිමිකම් සංසදවල දීපෙර නොවූ විරූ ආකාරයකින් අපගේම රටට එරෙහි 30/1 යෝජනාවේ සම අනුග්‍රාහකයන් ලෙස සම්බන්ධ විය. එය එවකට ජනාධිපතිවරයා හෝ අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලය විසින් අනුමත නොකළ ක්‍රියාවකි. 30/1යෝජනාවෙහි ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුකූල නොවන සහ ඉටුකළ නොහැකි බැඳීම් රාශියක් අඩංගු විය. මෙය සිය ගණනක් මිය යාමට හේතු වූ 2019 පාස්කු ඉරුදින ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාර නැවත පණ ගැන්වීම දක්වා ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව අඩපණ කිරීමට හේතු විය.
  7. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනතාව විසින් මෙම යෝජනාව ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කිරීම2019 නොවැම්බර් මාසයේ දී අතිගරු ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාට ලැබුණු ජනවරම මගින් පැහැදිලිව පෙනෙන්නට තිබුණි. මෙම ජනවරම මත පදනම්ව, මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ 43 වන සැසියේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව එමයෝජනාවට සම අනුග්‍රාහකත්වය දැක්වීමෙන් ඉවත් වන බව මම ප්‍රකාශ කළෙමි. තවද, මෙම කවුන්සිලය ඇතුළුව එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ පද්ධතිය සමඟ දිගටම සම්බන්ධ වී කටයුතු කිරීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයේ කැපවීම ද මම ප්‍රකාශ කළෙමි.
  8. පවත්නා යාන්ත්‍රණයන් අඛණ්ඩව පවත්වාගෙන යාම, ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුවරයෙකුගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්යුත් විශේෂ විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාවක් පත් කිරීම, තිරසාර සංවර්ධන අරමුණු සාක්ෂාත් කර ගැනීම, ඉඩම් ආපසු ලබා දීමේ ප්‍රගතිය, බිම් බෝම්බ ඉවත් කිරීම සහ නව ජීවනෝපාය මාර්ග නිර්මාණය කිරීම වැනි ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විසින් සිදු කර ඇති බැඳීම් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේ ප්‍රගතිය පිළිබඳව අපි 2020 දෙසැම්බර් මාසයේ දී මෙන්ම 2021 ජනවාරි මාසයේ දී ද මානව හිමිකම් මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය වෙත සවිස්තරාත්මක යාවත්කාලීන කිරීම් ලබා දී ඇත.
  9. පසුගිය වසර පුරා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවකොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතයේ බලපෑම් සමඟ පොරබදමින් සිටිය දී පවා මෙම පියවර ගෙන ඇත. මෙම අභියෝග මධ්‍යයේ වුව ද අපි 2020 අගෝස්තු මාසයේ දී නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මහ මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වා, ආසියාවේ පැරණිතම පාර්ලිමේන්තු ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සහිත රටක තුනෙන් දෙකක බහුතරයක් සහිතව නව රජයක් තෝරා පත්කර ගත්තෙමු.
  10. මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය හා එහි යාන්ත්‍රණයන් සමඟ සහයෝගයෙන් කටයුතු කිරීමේ හැකියාව තිබියදීත්, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියා කරන කොටස් මෙම මානව හිමිකම් මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේවාර්තාව මත පදනම්ව, රටට විශේෂිත වූ තවත් යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට අදහස් කිරීම කණගාටුවට කරුණකි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විසින් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන ලද මෙම වාර්තාව අසාධාරණ ලෙස සිය විෂයය පථය පුළුල් කර ඇති අතර, ඕනෑම ස්වයං-ගෞරවයක් සහිත ස්වෛරී රටක පවතින මූලික ගෘහස්ථ කාරණා සහ පාලන කරුණු රාශියක් ඇතුළත් කර ඇත.
  11. මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ හදිසි අවධානයට ලක්විය යුතු තත්ත්වයක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නියෝජනය කරන්නේද, නැතහොත් මෙම උද්ඝෝෂණය අත්‍යවශ්‍යයෙන්ම මෙම කවුන්සිලය පිහිටුවා ඇති සාරධර්ම හා මූලධර්මවලට පටහැනි දේශපාලන පියවරක්ද යන්න පිළිබඳව ඔවුන්ගේම තීන්දුවක් ගැනීමට මම මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ සාමාජිකයින්ට සහ නිරීක්ෂකයින්ට භාර කරමි. විදේශයන්හි සිදුකරන මිලිටරි මෙහෙයුම්වලදී තම සොල්දාදුවන්ට එරෙහිව නඩු පැවරීමෙන් ආරක්ෂා කිරීම සඳහා සමහර රටවල් විසින් නීති සම්පාදනය කරනු ලබන මොහොතක, මෙයින් පෙන්වා දෙනු ලබන්නේ ඔවුන්ගේ චේතනාවන්හි දෙබිඩි බව සහ කුහක ස්වභාවය පමණි. ත්‍රස්තවාදයට එරෙහි අරගලයේ යෙදී සිටින රටවල් අතර සැලකිය යුතු අන්දමින් චිත්ත ධෛර්යය නැතිවීම සඳහා මෙය හේතු විය හැක.
  12. මෙමකවුන්සිලය සිය පරිමාණයන් සමව තබා ගත යුතුය. කටකථා, ඒකපාර්ශ්වික ක්‍රියාමාර්ග හෝ එක් කෝණයකින් එන සැක සහිත මූලාශ්‍රයක් අනුගමනය නොකොට එහි මාර්ගෝපදේශ මූලධර්ම පිළිපැදිය යුතුය. මෙම කවුන්සිලය සමඟ පවත්නා අපගේ අඛණ්ඩ සහයෝගය සහ සම්බන්ධතාවය නොතකා, නිරන්තරයෙන් ව්‍යාප්ත වන බාහිරව මෙහෙයවනු ලබන උපදෙස් කෙරෙහි අවධාරණය කිරීම මඟින් අභියෝග රැසකට මුහුණ දිය හැකිය.
  13. මෙම කවුන්සිලය දන්නා පරිදි, මෙය පසුගිය වසර සියය තුළ දී එළැඹි මුළු ලෝකයම සඳහා තීරණාත්මක කාලයකි. කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය මැඩ පැවැත්වීමට හා බැට කෑ ආර්ථිකයන් පුනර්ජීවනය කිරීමට අප ගන්නා උත්සාහයන් තුළ දී අප එක්සත් විය යුතුය. මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ සාමාජිකයින්ගෙන් මා ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ අපගේ කුසලතාවන් හා අපගේ අඛණ්ඩ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය හා සහයෝගීතාවය සැලකිල්ලට ගනිමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව එන ඕනෑම යෝජනාවක් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කිරීම තුළින් අපට සහාය වන ලෙසයි. මෙම කවුන්සිලයේ සම්පත් හා කාලය අනවශ්‍ය ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් කොතරම් දුරට උපයෝගී කර ගෙන ඇත්දැයි යන්න, ගෝලීය දකුණේ ස්වෛරී රාජ්‍යයන් වෙත අධෛර්යමත් කරවන පණිවිඩයක් රැගෙන යන බවට අපි විශ්වාස කරමු.
  14. පෙර නොවූ විරූ වසංගතයක් හමුවේ කාලීන අවශ්‍යතාවය වන්නේ,මෙම කවුන්සිලය තුළපවතින බෙදීම්වලින් පැන නගින ද්වේශය හා සැරපරුෂ බවට වඩා සහයෝගීතාවයකි. ඉහත දක්වා ඇති තත්වයන් සැලකිල්ලට ගනිමින්, මෙම යෝජනාව සභාව විසින් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කොට,එය අවසානයක් කරා ගෙන එන ලෙස අපි ඉල්ලා සිටිමු.
  15. බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේගේ වචන උපුටා දක්වමින් මම අවසන් කරමි.

“සියලු සත්වයෝ නිදුක් වෙත්වා, නිරෝගී වෙත්වා, සුවපත් වෙත්වා.”

ස්තුතියි

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ஐ.நா. மனித உரிமைகள் பேரவையின் 46வது அமர்வின் உயர் மட்டப் பிரிவு
2021 பெப்ரவரி 22, ஜெனீவா

தலைவர் அவர்களே,
உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அவர்களே,
மரியாதைக்குரிய தூதுவர்களே,
கனவான்களே மற்றும் கனவாட்டிகளே,

 

  1. இன்று நான் உங்கள் மத்தியில் உரையாற்றும்போது, முன்னோடியில்லாத வகையில் பிரச்சாரங்கள் மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்ட இலங்கை குறித்த அறிக்கையை மனித உரிமைகள் உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகம் வெளியிட்டுள்ளது.
  1. இலங்கையை இன அடிப்படையில் பிரித்து ஒரு தனி அரசை உருவாக்க வேண்டும் என்ற நோக்கில், மூன்று தசாப்தங்களாக நீடித்த பயங்கரவாத பிரச்சாரத்திற்குப் பின்னர், உலகின் இரக்கமற்ற பயங்கரவாத அமைப்பிலிருந்து ஒற்றையாட்சி அரசு, இறையாண்மை மற்றும் பிராந்திய ஒருமைப்பாட்டைப் பாதுகாப்பதற்காக, இலங்கையின் வீர ஆயுதப் படைகள் தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகளை இராணுவ ரீதியாக நடுநிலையாக்கின.
  1. இலங்கையில் பணியாற்றிய ஜனாதிபதி மற்றும் இலங்கையின் எல்லைகளுக்கு அப்பால் தனது பயங்கரவாதத்தை விரிவுபடுத்தி இந்தியாவின் முன்னாள் பிரதமர் ஆகிய இரண்டு உலகத் தலைவர்களைக் கொலை செய்த உலகின் ஒரே பயங்கரவாத அமைப்பு தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள் ஆகும்.
  1. பயங்கரவாதத்தின் முடிவானது, அனைத்து உரிமைகளிலும் மிகவும் மதிக்கத்தக்க உரிமையான, சிங்கள, தமிழ் மற்றும் முஸ்லிம்கள் ஆகிய அனைத்து இலங்கையர்களின் உயிர் வாழ்வதற்கான உரிமைக்கு உத்தரவாதம் அளித்தது.
  1. ஆயினும்கூட, இலங்கைக்கு எதிராக ஆதாரமற்ற தீர்மானத்தைக் கொண்டுவருவதில் இலங்கைக்கு எதிராக மேலாதிக்க சக்திகள் ஒன்றிணைந்ததுடன், அது இன்றும் கூட இலங்கையின் தரப்பில் இருக்கும் நட்பு நாடுகளின் ஆதரவால் தோற்கடிக்கப்பட்டது. இந்த சபைக்கு முற்றிலுமான அரசியல் நோக்கங்கள் குறித்து மேலும் தீர்மானங்கள் முன்வைக்கப்பட்டன. ஒவ்வொரு நிகழ்விலும், நடைமுறை முறைகேடுகளையும், இதுபோன்ற செயன்முறைகள் ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபையின் அனைத்து உறுப்பு நாடுகளையும் பாதிக்கும் ஆபத்தான முன்னுதாரணத்தை எவ்வாறு அமைக்கும் என்பதையும் இலங்கை முன்வைத்தது.
  1. 2015ஆம் ஆண்டில் இலங்கையில் பதவியேற்ற அரசாங்கம், மனித உரிமைகள் அரங்கில் முன்னோடியில்லாத வகையில், எமது சொந்த நாட்டிற்கு எதிரான தீர்மானம் 30/1 இன் இணை அனுசரணையாளர்களாக இணைந்தது. அது இலங்கையின் அரசியலமைப்பிற்கு இணங்காத மற்றும் வழங்க முடியாத பல கடமைகளை நிறைவேற்றியது. இது 2019இல் இடம்பெற்ற ஈஸ்டர் ஞாயிறு தின பயங்கரவாதத் தாக்குதல்களைப் புதுப்பிக்கும் நிலைக்கு தேசிய பாதுகாப்பை இட்டுச் சென்றதுடன், இதனால் நூற்றுக்கணக்கானோர் கொல்லப்பட்டனர்.
  1. இலங்கை மக்கள் இந்தத் தீர்மானத்தை நிராகரித்தமையானது, 2019 நவம்பரில் அதிமேதகு கோட்டாபய ராஜபக்ஷ அவர்களுக்கு வழங்கிய ஆணையின் மூலம் தெளிவாக வெளிப்பட்டது. இந்த ஆணையின் அடிப்படையில் இந்த சபையின் 43வது அமர்வில் இந்தத் தீர்மானத்தின் இணை அனுசரணையில் இருந்து இலங்கை விலகுவதாக அறிவித்தேன். இந்த சபை உட்பட ஐ.நா. அமைப்புடன் தொடர்ந்தும் ஈடுபடுவதற்கான இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்தின் உறுதிப்பாட்டையும் நான் வெளிப்படுத்தினேன்.
  1. மனித உரிமைகள் உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகத்திற்கு இலங்கை மேற்கொண்டுள்ள இந்த தன்னார்வக் கடமைகளை இலங்கையின் அரசியலமைப்புக்கு உட்பட்ட வகையில் செயற்படுத்துவதிலான தற்போதுள்ள வழிமுறைகளின் தொடர்ச்சி, ஒரு உயர் நீதிமன்ற நீதிபதியின் தலைமையில் விஷேட விசாரணை ஆணைக்குழுவொன்றை நியமித்தல், நிலையான அபிவிருத்தி இலக்குகளை அடைதல், காணிகளைத் திருப்புவதிலான முன்னேற்றம், வாழ்வாதாரத்தைக் குறைத்தல் மற்றும் அதற்கான புதிய வழிகளை உருவாக்குதல் போன்ற முன்னேற்றங்கள் குறித்து 2020 டிசம்பரிலும், எமது கருத்துக்களுக்கான விரிவான புதுப்பிப்புக்களை 2021 ஜனவரியிலும் வழங்கியுள்ளோம்.
  1. கடந்த ஆண்டு கோவிட்-19 தொற்றுநோயின் பாதிப்புக்களை இலங்கை எதிர்த்துப் போராடியபோதிலும், இந்த நடவடிக்கைகள் முன்னெடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன. இந்த சவால்களுக்கு மத்தியிலும், நாங்கள் ஆகஸ்ட் 2020 இல் ஒரு சுதந்திரமான மற்றும் நியாயமான பொதுத் தேர்தலை நடாத்தி, ஆசியாவின் மிகப் பழமையான நாடாளுமன்ற ஜனநாயக நாடுகளில் ஒன்றான எமது நாட்டில், மூன்றில் இரண்டு பங்கு பெரும்பான்மையுடன் புதிய அரசாங்கம் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டது.
  1. மனித உரிமைகள் பேரவை மற்றும் அதன் பொறிமுறைகளுடன் ஒத்துழைப்பு மனப்பான்மை இருந்தபோதிலும், இலங்கைக்கு எதிராக செயற்படும் கூறுகள் இந்த அமர்வின் போது இலங்கைக்கு எதிராக மற்றொரு நாடு சார்ந்த தீர்மானத்தை முன்வைக்க உத்தேசித்துள்ளன என்பதுடன், இது மனித உரிமைகள் உயர் ஸ்தானிகர் அலுவலகத்தை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டது. இலங்கையின் இந்த நிராகரிக்கப்பட்ட அறிக்கை முக்கியமாக உள்நாட்டு விடயங்களின் பல சிக்கல்கள் மற்றும் இறையாண்மை கொண்ட சுய மரியாதை மிக்க நாட்டின் விடயங்களை உள்ளடக்கிய வகையில், நியாயமற்ற முறையில் அதன் நோக்கத்தை விரிவுபடுத்தி மேலும் ஆணையை வழங்கியுள்ளது.
  1. இந்த சபையின் அவசரமான கவனத்தை ஈர்க்கும் ஒரு சூழ்நிலையை இலங்கை பிரதிநிதித்துவப்படுத்துகின்றதா என்பது குறித்து தமது சொந்தத் தீர்ப்பை வழங்குவதற்காக இந்த சபையின் உறுப்பினர்கள் மற்றும் பார்வையாளர் அரசுகளுக்கு நான் விட்டு விடுகிறேன், அல்லது இந்தப் பிரச்சாரம் அடிப்படையில் ஒரு அரசியல் நடவடிக்கையாக இருக்குமாயின், இந்த சபை நிறுவப்பட்ட மதிப்புக்கள் மற்றும் கொள்கைகளுக்கு முரணானது. குறிப்பாக சில நாடுகளால் வெளிநாடுகளில் மேற்கொள்ளப்படும் இராணுவ நடவடிக்கைகளில், வழக்குத் தொடுப்பதில் இருந்தும் தமது வீரர்களைப் பாதுகாப்பதற்காக சட்டம் இயற்றப்படும் நேரத்தில், தமது நோக்கங்களின் போலி மற்றும் பாசாங்குத்தனமான தன்மையை மட்டுமே சுட்டிக்காட்டுகின்றது. இது பயங்கரவாதத்திற்கு எதிரான போராட்டத்தில் ஈடுபட்டுள்ள நாடுகளிடையே கணிசமான மன உறுதியை இழக்கச் செய்கின்றது.
  1. செவிப்புலன், ஒருதலைப்பட்ச நடவடிக்கை அல்லது ஒரு கோண சந்தேகத்திற்குரிய ஆதாரங்களால் செல்லாமல், சபை செதில்களைக் கூட வைத்திருக்க வேண்டும், அதன் வழிகாட்டும் கொள்கைகளை பின்பற்றுதல் வேண்டும். இந்த சபையுடனான எமது தொடர்ச்சியான ஒத்துழைப்பு மற்றும் ஈடுபாடு இருந்தபோதிலும், இதுபோன்ற வெளிப்புறமாக இயக்கப்படும் விடயங்களை வலியுறுத்துவது பல சவால்களை ஏற்படுத்தும்.
  1. இந்த சபை அறிந்திருப்பதைப் போன்று, கடந்த நூறு ஆண்டுகளில் இது முழு உலகிற்கும் ஒரு முக்கியமான நேரமாவதுடன், கோவிட்-19 தொற்றுநோயைக் கடப்பதற்கும், நொறுங்கிய பொருளாதாரங்களைப் புதுப்பிப்பதற்கும் நாம் எடுக்கும் முயற்சிகளில் நாம் ஒன்றுபட வேண்டும். இந்த சபை உறுப்பினர்களிடம் அதன் தொடர்ச்சியான ஈடுபாடு மற்றும் ஒத்துழைப்பை கவனத்தில் கொண்டு, இலங்கைக்கு எதிரான எந்தவொரு தீர்மானத்தையும் நிராகரிப்பதன் மூலம் எமக்கு ஆதரவளிக்குமாறு கேட்டுக்கொள்கின்றேன். இந்த சபையின் வளங்களும் நேரமும் இலங்கையில் எந்த அளவிற்கு பயன்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளன என்பது தேவையற்றது என நாங்கள் நம்புவதுடன், அது உலகளாவிய தெற்கின் இறையாண்மை நாடுகளுக்கு குறை ஊக்கமளிக்கும் செய்தியைக் கொண்டு செல்கின்றது.
  1. இந்த சபைக்குள்ளான பிளவுகளிலிருந்து எழும் கோபம் மற்றும் வேதனையை விட, முன்னோடியில்லாத தொற்றுநோயை எதிர்கொள்வதன் மூலம், காலத்தின் தேவை ஒற்றுமையாகும். மேலே குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ள சூழ்நிலைகளைப் பார்க்கும்போது, இந்தத் தீர்மானத்தை சபை நிராகரித்து, மூட வேண்டும் என கேட்டுக்கொள்கின்றோம்.
  1. புத்த பகவானின் வார்த்தைகளை மேற்கோள் காட்டி நிறைவு செய்கின்றேன்.

'சியலு சத்வயோ நிதுக் வெத்வாநீரோகி வெத்வாசுவபத் வெத்வா'. 

எல்லா உயிரினங்களும் பாதுகாப்பாக இருக்கட்டும்,

எல்லா உயிரினங்களும் துன்பத்திலிருந்து விடுபடட்டும்,

எல்லா உயிரினங்களும் நன்றாகவும் மகிழ்ச்சியாகவும் இருக்கட்டும்.

நன்றி.

Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi calls on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Foreign Ministry

The visiting Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Foreign Ministry today, 24 February 2021.

Foreign Minister Qureshi, who accompanied Prime Minister Imran Khan in his high-level two-day official visit to Sri Lanka reassured Pakistan’s continued solidarity and support for Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve sustainable development, economic growth, stability and prosperity. Both Ministers endorsed the notion that the relationship needs the transformation towards closer economic relations for the mutual benefit.

The two Ministers agreed to strengthen the multifaceted bilateral relationship through the ongoing commercial activities under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the desired target of US $ 1 Billion annual two-way trade. Both sides are vying to expand the bilateral trade relationship to new domains such as investments, services and finance beyond the current threshold of activities under the PSFTA.

Foreign Minister Gunawardena conveyed Sri Lanka’s desirability to see increased Pakistan investments in the manufacturing sector to enhance exports. He welcomed the visit of a high-powered business delegation from Pakistan together with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Both Ministers agreed to work closely in the multilateral fora on matters of mutual concern. Foreign Minister Gunawardena conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the first call by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the international financial institutes and other lenders to provide debt relief to developing countries, which he termed as “an important opening for the Global South”.

Foreign Minister Qureshi extended an invitation to Foreign Minister Gunawardena to undertake a reciprocal visit to Pakistan.

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24 February 2021

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