Zeid to make announcement on SL tomorrow: Minister

9 March 2016 09:23 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein is scheduled to make an announcement on Sri Lanka at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, one time government envoy to the UN, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday.

At a media briefing at the Government Information Department, he said the High Commissioner had not yet made any statement or announcement on Sri Lanka during the 31st session which began on February 29.

“He had not made a special statement on the country so far, and it is a good development. He will make an announcement on Sri Lanka on Thursday, and it will most likely be based on his visit to Sri Lanka last month. In June, an oral statement will be made on Sri Lanka and it will be followed by a report in September,” he said.

He said the status of human rights in the country is better today compared to the past, and added that the national unity government had improved human rights.

The minister also said the foreign policy of the country today is more balanced, and countries which had brought resolutions against Sri Lanka, such as Germany, were allies today.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • saman Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:35 AM

    Who cares about what Zeid has to say about SL?Again, for the spineless, yes it is a big deal.

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:13 AM

    Hope he will not say - Mahinda to be sent to gallows.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:14 AM

    One fine day MR will be sent to the Electrified Chair, that is a good news for SriLanka.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:17 AM

    Your knowledge is narrow Saman. Wait and see...

    Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:18 AM

    Now MR is shivering.

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:19 AM

    Will Mahinda will be dragged along with the streets like Sadam Hussein.

    karthi Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:56 AM

    Wimal is getting ready for another innings against UN.

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:10 PM

    You mean to fast to death? No problem, MR has no job now - he will bring Iron tonic for him.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:11 PM

    Not only MR, the whole family is shivering now.

    J Palitha Wednesday, 09 March 2016 12:13 PM

    As Weerawansa is a frequent visitor to Temple tress, hopefully he will not fast this time.

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