Lankans abroad rally against Geneva resolution
*Demos planned opposite UNHRC office
*Thousands gather in Milan
Sri Lankans in Italy conducting mass
street protests on Sunday to oppose the US led resolution
and supporting the Sri Lankan government led by the
President to overcome the designs of forces against Sri
Thousands of Sri Lankans living in Italy yesterday staged a massive
protest in Milan condemning the proposed UN resolution backed by the
United States and several European countries to be submitted at the 19th
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva. These Sri
of their political affiliations and ethnicity, showed their
solidarity against the proposed UN resolution and condemned the vicious
agenda of the US against Sri Lanka.
They said that the US and several Western countries are attempting to
plunder the country’s resources by meddling with its internal affairs
under the cover of human rights.
Crowds kept streaming into Milano from many cities in Italy and other
European countries . The organizers said that they will continue these
protests in Europe as the UNHRC meetings continue until March 23.
“Lanka is an independent and sovereign country. Sri Lankans living
abroad should come forward at this time to safeguard their motherland,”
Sri Lankans in Europe said.
A massive protest is also scheduled to be held opposite the UN office
in Geneva where the UNHRC sessions are being held.
Meanwhile, massive protests held islandwide on Monday to coincide
with the UNHRC meeting, continued in many towns yesterday too.
A massive protest was held opposite Khan clock tower denouncing the
US led attempts to create disunity and mistrust among the communities by
moving a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC session in Geneva.
The crowd shouted slogans appealing to the United Nations and the United
States not to disrupt the peace enjoyed by the people in the aftermath
of 30 years terrorism.