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Sri Lanka will not succumb to pressure after UNHRC resolution

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Sri Lanka says it will not succumb to pressure in response to the UN

Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution passed recently as  presented by some western countries.

The information is in a statement by the office of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Monday.

The statement noted that Sri Lanka would face the challenge without fear and would not succumb to pressure.

It indicated that the country’s national development strategies were in place, including environment-friendly

Projects such as electricity supply to households while boosting economy.

“Foreign and local forces that are against the country’s progress are misleading the public. If you give in to those lies, the damage could be irreversible,” it stressed.

The UNHRC resolution calls for accountability over incidents related to Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil conflict between the government forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels who were militarily defeated in May 2009.

The resolution was passed at the UNHRC with 22 countries voting in favour, 11 countries against, and 14 abstained. (Xinhua/NAN)

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