'US resolution, an ill-conceived intervention'
The resolution brought by the United States of America against Sri
Lanka is an ill-conceived and unnecessary intervention into the internal
affairs of Sri Lanka. It symbolizes a threat to the dignity and
sovereignty of all small nations, said a statement issued by the
Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD), Sri Lanka.
The statement said: "We, the Vice Chancellors and Directors of the
Universities in Sri Lanka are greatly concerned about the unfolding
situation at the UNHRC Sessions in Geneva, Switzerland. We believe that
the United Nations was established to develop peace, harmony and
goodwill among member nations.
The resolution brought by the United States of America (USA) against
Sri Lanka is an ill-conceived and unnecessary intervention into the
internal affairs of Sri Lanka. It symbolizes a threat to the dignity and
sovereignty of all small nations.
We are of the view that Sri Lanka must be given the time and space to
rebuild our country that has been torn by a thirty-year war.
This is being done by the collective effort of the government and the
people of Sri Lanka. Building trust and mutual understanding is
necessarily a long and arduous process. We believe that powerful nations
must assist Sri Lanka and lend their support and goodwill to ensure that
this process is strengthened so that reconstruction and rehabilitation
of the war-scarred people and war-ravaged villages can proceed without
We wish for an outcome at the UNHRC Sessions that will not create
precedents that are harmful in the long-term to the much-valued concept
of mutual respect and understanding between and among member states of
the United Nations.
We request all nations that are concerned about fairness, equity and
all-inclusive, evenhanded principles of justice and fair-play in
international relations to support Sri Lanka at this crucial juncture."