The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan has urged US to pressure Sri Lanka to implement Geneva Resolution 30/1. The following is the text of the statement issued by the TNA following a meeting between Sampanthan and the visiting United States member of Congress F. James Sensenbrenner and His Chief of Staff Matt Bisenius at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament: “Sampanthan apprised the member on recently concluded Local Government Elections and the resultant political situation. Explaining the Constitution making process, Sampanthan highlighted that the process must continue and seek a successful end. He also emphasized that the Constitution must be approved by the people at a referendum.
“Making a reference to the Co-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council Sampanthan echoed that the Government of Sri Lanka is bound to implement the UNHRC resolution both in spirit and letter. Highlighting the delays that have occurred in implementing the resolution Mr Sampanthan urged the Congress member that the International community must take necessary steps to ensure that the government is held accountable for the commitments made to the international community and to the people in Sri Lanka.
Spokesman of the Tamil National Alliance and Jaffna District Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran was also present at the meeting.”