MR To Lead Campaign To Get People’s Support
By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrame
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to lead a campaign organized by the government to muster the support of the people against the Resolution passed at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.
Following the adoption of the UNHRC Resolution, the government has decided to hold a series of rallies at district level to create awareness among the people about the UNHRC Resolution and the government’s take on it.
Acting Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the rallies would be held under the patronage of the President and attended by members of all coalition partners of the UPFA government.
“All ministers and government MPs will be invited to attend the rallies,” he said.
He explained that the rallies would be held to inform the people of the UNHRC Resolution, the government’s stance and to call for people to unite and stand by the government against outside interferences.
The first in the series of rallies was scheduled for Saturday (March 31) in Kandy.
According to Abeywardena, the rallies would be held throughout this month. Meanwhile, parliament that was to go on vacation this month until May 8 for the New Year, is to hold a special two day debate in the House on the UNHRC Resolution on the Tuesday (3) and Wednesday (4).