The 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council – UN HRC has just concluded, allowing Sri Lanka another two years to implement the UN HRC resolution 30/1. In every meeting held with VIPs including diplomats,
myself and a few others made it very clear that whether it is given 2 years or another 20 years, the present government or any other government in Sri Lanka will not implement 30/1. Especially a war crimes inquiry with international judges, prosecutors and lawyers. As soon as the resolution was passed in September 2015, we predicted that Sri Lanka would not implement it.
When I said during one of the meetings that the present government is a minority government and does not have the two third majority required to amend or introduce a new constitution - the government reply was that they won 165 votes in support of every budget in the past. This shows how they cheat the international community. Voting for a budget and voting for a constitution are not the same. A country’s budget estimates government revenues and expenditures over a specific period of time, whereas an amendment or change to a constitution changes the practices of a country! If the present government wants to see this in action, let them propose a budget giving a good increase in pensions, salaries and other benefits for ex-Presidents, ex-Prime Ministers, Ministers and others. Then they will see their budget supported by everyone, even the so-called joint opposition. My point is that since 1948, all Sri Lankan governments have successfully fooled and cheated Tamils. Now they find a way to fool and cheat the international community. I wish them good luck in their endeavour.