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Core Group confirms Resolution on Sri Lanka

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The Core Group on Sri Lanka has confirmed it will be submitting a Resolution on Sri Lanka at the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

The British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, informed the UNHRC yesterday of the decision to submit the Resolution. The confirmation was made as the UNHRC met to discuss its plans for the 46th Session of the UNHRC which will be held from February 22, 2021 to March 23, 2021. The Core Group on Sri Lanka consists of Canada, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and the United Kingdom. Braithwaite said that a Resolution will be submitted to the Council on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

The Resolution is a follow-up to the one already co-sponsored by the former government, from which the current administration withdrew last year.

Braithwaite said the Resolution will be based on the recent damning report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror learns the Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, David Mckinnon met Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday and discussed the upcoming session of the Geneva session.

However, details of the meeting were not known at the time of going to print. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 10

  • Vinodh Wickremeratne Tuesday, 09 February 2021 06:58 AM

    Some people are determined to restart the conflict.

    Borat Tuesday, 09 February 2021 07:16 AM

    This governments stance is based on lies and lies and more lies . The impunity the way they lie. Should be held accountable this time to teach them a lesson

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 09 February 2021 07:37 AM

    Once again the Electric Chair will surface or will it be 27 chairs or will they share the same chair? With for the "Vinodasamaya" to start spearheaded by the jokers in yellow fancy dress who do not care two hoots for human rights.

    Sambo Tuesday, 09 February 2021 07:47 AM

    You cannot hoodwink the international community as you do on political stages in Sri Lanka and fool the public.

    Sando Tuesday, 09 February 2021 12:19 PM

    LTTE was a killing machine of every Race..... What did UNHCR do then? A sham and shame...to say the least.

    B. Jayacody Tuesday, 09 February 2021 12:29 PM

    The white sahibs still think that they control the world. When they accept prabhakaran the murderer who killed Buddhist monks and slaughtered whole villages as a terrorist will they be able to pull their heads out of their posterior and see the real worldnas it is. Poor buggers!

    SarangaDS Tuesday, 09 February 2021 01:06 PM

    Have families of Victims of LTTE atrocities complained to UNHRC?

    K.L Pathirana Tuesday, 09 February 2021 05:58 PM

    Human rights now seems to be the talk of the island. Who will stand up for the rights of animals ? Their homelands have been destroyed by the new government and their henchman, can the UN do something on that please ?

    Robin Jayasekera Tuesday, 09 February 2021 06:02 PM

    Here is a great opportunity for Sri Lanka to ask that question from the Brits." Howmany Brits have they convicted and sent to jail or the gallows aginst all the henous crimes commited against entire Sri Lankan population and culture?". Can't wait to hear their response.

    FF Tuesday, 09 February 2021 09:23 PM

    ACTION ON THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION WILL BE POSTPONED


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