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UNHRC Geneva resolution on Sri Lanka

World community to relax several clauses - Kiriella

The international community has expressed willingness to relax some clauses in the UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka, House Leader and Minister Lakshman Kiriella said.

MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena questioned on the steps taken by the Government with regard to the latest developments at the on-going UNHRC session in Geneva and the stance of the Foreign Ministry in that regard.

Kiriella said the Government is in discussion with the international community with regard to the Resolution.

“The UNHRC passed Resolutions against Sri Lanka in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Sri Lanka was on the verge of sanctions in 2015. The Yahapalana Government saved Sri Lanka from sanctions. Do not create unnecessary problems. We are handling the issue with the international community in the most appropriate manner. The international community has agreed to relax some of the clauses in the resolution. Support us in this endeavour without creating problems,” the minister said.

 


President names his UNHRC reps

President Maithripala Sirisena will send his representatives to the United Nations Human Rights Council session on Sri Lanka. Accordingly, former Ministers Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Mahinda Samarasinghe and Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan will represent the President at the session and appeal against interfering internal affairs of Sri Lanka.

The President was addressing media institution heads at the President’s House yesterday.

The President said his representatives will inform the UNHRC to let Sri Lanka to handle the issue by itself.


 

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