Opposition asks Sri Lankan government to clarify the agreement with India

June 07, Colombo: The main opposition United National Party (UNP) of Sri Lanka today called on the government to clarify to parliament the agreement reached between the governments of Sri Lanka and India during the recent visit of External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris to that country.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has told a press conference that the government had a duty to inform parliament about the agreement as a high level Indian government delegation is due to arrive in the country as a follow up to the joint statement issued during the Minister’s visit.

Attanayake queried why the government after rejecting allegations of human rights violations leveled in the Darusman Report has agreed to India to inquire into such allegations.

India’s National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon and Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao are due to arrive in Sri Lanka next week to discuss the matters outline in the joint statement including the 13th Amendment and the UN report.

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