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21 countries speak for SL during Interactive Dialogue at UNHRC; 15 against

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The international lobbying spree by the government gathered momentum today with 21 countries speaking in favour of Sri Lanka and 15 against during an Interactive Dialogue at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Daily Mirror learns.

A core group of countries led by the United Kingdom has proposed to move a resolution on Sri Lanka calling for action on alleged human rights and accountability issues during wartime. Sri Lanka has sought to thwart the adoption of such a resolution.

The Interactive Dialogue took place amidst intense campaigning for support.

The representatives of the countries such as the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, the United States Germany and the European Union spoke against the position of the Sri Lankan government.

However, India and Japan took neutral positions. Australia also spoke with a moderate tone despite it being an ally of the western world.    

Among the 21 countries that spoke in support of the Sri Lankan government’s position, ten are member states of the UNHRC. These countries are Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Vietnam, the Maldives, Cuba, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Belarus, North Korea, Gabon, the Philippines, Syria and Egypt. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Lumbini Friday, 26 February 2021 08:33 AM

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    Hautaum Friday, 26 February 2021 09:14 AM

    well said, because their support are not base on the fact

    Jaja Friday, 26 February 2021 08:53 AM

    Oh! India is a sincere friend of Sri Lanka.

    Ajay Friday, 26 February 2021 10:27 AM

    Anyone reading Daily Mirror comments will think that what Sri Lankans want is also resolutions againts Sri Lanka passed.

    K.L Pathirana Friday, 26 February 2021 10:30 AM

    Actually I am embarrassed to be supported by some of these countries. No decent country will support a regime that is utterly corrupt and cannot honor a signed treaty. 'Eritrea' where is this dump?

    Radika Tennekoon Friday, 05 March 2021 02:29 PM

    Not only this regime you state, but the other regimes ypu belong to are in the same boat!

    Sambo Friday, 26 February 2021 10:45 AM

    Not enough my friend. try again.

    VJ Friday, 26 February 2021 08:32 PM

    I thought we were a country like no other, looks like there are many like us and they like us too.


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