Japan stands ready to support Sri Lanka - Japan’s Permanent Mission in Geneva | Daily News

Japan stands ready to support Sri Lanka - Japan’s Permanent Mission in Geneva

Japan is concerned by the devastating economic crisis and emphasizes the need for Sri Lanka to urgently take all necessary measures to guarantee all people’s rights, Ambassador Honsei Kozo, Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva, said on Monday.

Joining in the Interactive Dialogue on Sri Lanka at the 51st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Japanese Representative stated that Japan stands ready to support Sri Lanka on both the human rights and economic fronts.

“Japan takes note of the High Commissioner’s report and appreciates Sri Lanka’s engagement in its preparation. Japan also believes it is vital for Sri Lanka to take further voluntary actions and provide remedies to achieve a meaningful reconciliation and a better human rights situation.

“In this regard, Japan acknowledges the amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act as an important initial step, and encourages Sri Lanka’s further efforts to impose a moratorium on the PTA, enact comprehensive counterterrorism legislation, and establish transitional justice mechanisms, including a truth and reconciliation committee.

“Japan encourages Sri Lanka to continue its efforts to improve its human rights situation through dialogue with all domestic and international stakeholders, including OHCHR,” he added.


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