The Core Group on Sri Lanka, comprising Canada, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro and the UK would present a resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, Julian Braithwaite said.
In his statement to the Human Rights Council's organisational meeting, Mr. Braithwaite said the Core Group would be working in partnership with Sri Lanka and look to continue the cooperation which began in 2015.
“The Core Group will maintain engagement with the HR Council as Sri Lanka works towards the implementation of the commitments in HRC resolution 30/1. The draft text will be procedural in nature and seek to extend further the process established by the HRC in 2015. We will hold open informal negotiations in line with standard council practice and hope to have the full support of the council for the resolution once again,” he said.
Apart from the resolution on Sri Lanka, Mr. Braithwaite said the UK would be leading on resolutions for South Sudan and Syria as well at the Human Rights Council. (Lahiru Pothmulla)