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External Pressure on Internal Matters Unacceptable! - Lankan Represetative at UNHRC | Lankaviews | Views of the TruthLankaviews | Views of the Truth

External Pressure on Internal Matters Unacceptable! – Lankan Represetative at UNHRC



Responding to the concerns raised by several countries and foreign organisations over the appointment of Army Commander Shavendra Silva, Sri Lanka told the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council that external influence on internal decisions is unacceptable.

Making a statement, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador A.L.A Azeez today said external attempts to influence decisions and internal administrative processes of public service promotions in Sri Lanka are unwarranted and unacceptable.

“With reference to the recent appointment of the Army Commander, it must be noted that this is a sovereign decision taken by the Head of State. Articulating a position of concern on this appointment by certain bilateral partners and international entities, based on allegations, is regrettable and contrary to the principles of natural justice,” he said.