Minister of Plantation Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe will soon have ‘Human Rights’ added to his portfolio and will lead the Sri Lankan delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva next month.
He had also visited Geneva earlier last week to prepare for his representations at the Council. “The President has asked me to take charge of this area and it is in the process of being gazetted. I will head the delegation to the Human Rights Council on the 28th of February,” Samarasinghe said at a press conference earlier today.
He held the portfolio of Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights during the preceding parliament. The area of human rights was subsequently allocated to the Ministry of External Affairs under the 7th Parliament.
However he refused to comment on whether this area of responsibility had been transferred to him due to any shortfall on the part of the External Affairs Ministry. (DS)
Comments - 15
nimal Thursday, 27 January 2011 04:15 AM
Minister Samarasinghe , Prof. Rajive Wijesinghe, They are capable people we can trust..
Dave Thursday, 27 January 2011 04:16 AM
Qulified and talented Man for the Job. Best choice by Rajapaksha's Government. We can forget his excellent works during War Time in Sri Lanka. Wish you all the Best Mr. Samarasinhge. Dave Dubai
mahesh Thursday, 27 January 2011 04:20 AM
Good move.. he is the right person for that..............
N Hesara Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:16 PM
Very good move..... at least at last....
Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:22 PM
He is very Right Person for that job,
Apsara Thursday, 27 January 2011 04:28 AM
We wish you a good luck in Plantation as well.
meranchi Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:01 PM
Back to ideal slot for ideal minister we hope he will solve all the problem one by one congratulation.....
Vikum Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:09 PM
Good move......very effective since he knows the business
Rajitha Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:22 PM
Why was it taken off of him in the first place?
raj Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:31 PM
when a person is morally corrupted, it is easier for him/her to cover up human rights violaitons to please criminals who committed crimes against humanity.
anpan Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:54 PM
A huge mountain to climb?
Janaka kumara Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:46 AM
That is a sound idea
KHKaru Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:53 PM
Sam's the Man to do the job ! Good luck sir, 'cos you'll have rough seas to navigate through.
P.D.Vidanage Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:53 PM
good sound, some thing better
P.D.Vidanage Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:54 PM
Too Late ?
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