The resolution was tabled by the Council Member M.K. Shivajilingam and adopted by the Northern Provincial Council, Sri Lanka on September 10, 2014. The resolution said:
“This Council calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN and allow the UN’s OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) team to enter the country to perform its mandate of comprehensively investigating the alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights, and crimes.” the resolution said.
Earlier on 17 August 2014, thirty-three members of the Northern and Eastern Provincial Council wrote to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), calling on the investigative team to examine the mass killings of Tamils from at least 1974 onwards and explore the charge of genocide against the Sri Lankan state.