He observed that 11 nations including Pakistan, China and Russia had voted for Sri Lanka while 14 others had abstained by not voting against the country. He said that this was an indication that the majority of countries have rejected the unwarranted and unjustified interference by a group of western nations in our internal affairs.
"All Asian nations stood in support of our country. This shows that we are on the right path to winning the opinion of the international community,” Minister Fernando said.
The Minister reiterated that the resolution was “unwarranted, unjustified and in violation of the relevant articles of the United Nations Charter."
“Our heroic armed forces militarily neutralized the LTTE in 2009 after three-decades of conflict. The Government acted in self-defense to safeguard the unitary state, sovereignty and territorial integrity from the world’s most ruthless separatist terrorist organisation. It has all the rights to do so because the LTTE was the only terrorist organisation in the world which has killed two world leaders: a serving President of Sri Lanka and a former Prime Minister of India extending its terror beyond the borders of Sri Lanka," he said.
He noted that the members of international community should not forget the fact that the end of terrorism guaranteed the most cherished of all human rights - the right to life of all Sri Lankans – Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslims.
"Several countries working against Sri Lanka tabled another country-specific resolution. Those are the very same nations that had attempted but failed to save the LTTE during the last phase of war against terrorism. Their actions will result in a significant loss of morale among countries engaged in the struggle against terrorism," he added.