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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) last week, while welcoming the resolution which was passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council, warned that the Tamils had already reached their limits of tolerance.

“The Tamil people have reached their limits of tolerance and they urge that their deprivation and suffering on these several issues be brought to an early end,” the TNA said in a statement issued on Friday.

This was the first time the TNA had reacted after the UN passed the Resolution 34/L1 which reaffirmed the full implementation of resolution 30/1 passed in 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.The Resolution has granted the government of Sri Lanka two more years to fulfill its commitment to the UN which was undertaken in 2015.

The TNA had earlier opposed the extension. However, in the statement, the TNA added that it welcomed the fact that the resolution gives specific time frames for the Government of Sri Lanka and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to report on the successful implementation of the 30/1 resolution at the 37th and 40th UNHRC sessions respectively in 2018 and 2019.