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Government will not agree on external mechanism – Minister Ali Sabri

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Sri Lanka is looking at a holistic and a long lasting solution for human rights and stressed the need to go for a truth seeking Mechanism within the framework of the constitution of Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Ali Sabri said today.

He told a news conference that the policy of the Ranil Wickremesinghe government was not to agree on an external mechanism as the Constitution of Sri Lanka does not allow that.

He said Sri Lanka would advocate for a domestic mechanism which is transparent and acceptable to all the communities living in the country.

“We have continuously engaged with the international community. We are not interested in any confrontations. We are only interested in cordial relationships with all multilateral agencies and bilateral countries. That is the policy of this Wickremesinghe government. Specific instructions have been given for engagement. We are looking at a holistic solution or a lasting solution to the problems or the grievances of all parties who have suffered the long term conflict of this country,” he said.

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