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Resolution on SL to be taken up at UNHRC on March 22

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The resolution on Sri Lanka will be taken up at the United Nations Human Rights Council next Monday with a vote expected the same day or the following day, Daily Mirror learns.

Tuesday was the deadline for the incorporation of any amendment to the resolution to be moved by the core group of countries led by the United Kingdom. The other countries in the core group are Canada, Germany, Malawi, Macedonia and Montenegro.

Besides, there are around 40 countries that have signed the resolution as co-sponsors or additional co-sponsors. Most of these countries are from the western world. Besides, the countries that have pledged support to Sri Lanka are from outside the west making Sri Lanka’s case looks like a division between the east and the west.

In South Asia, Pakistan has been the open supporter of the Sri Lankan government in countering this resolution. The resolution calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to report on Sri Lanka regarding the human rights situation.

Diplomatic sources said Sri Lanka is under pressure from the Australia-india-japan-united States alliance called ‘Quad’. It has been formed with the primary intention of containing China whose influence is growing in the world. A source said pressure is exerted on Sri Lanka through various tools to take a line in favour of the Free and Open Indo-pacific policy followed by Quad.

The leaders of the Australia-india-japan-united States Quad met on March 12 in a virtual summit.(KELUM BANDARA)

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  • RoaringCreek Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:16 AM

    Good. I think it is an open and close case and Sri Lanka will be faced with a new resolution,

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 18 March 2021 09:52 AM

    The division Sri Lanka has made is not between the West and Asia. It a divide between countries that care about human rights and countries that don't.

    Disillusioned Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:26 AM

    Totally agree. Just look at the countries who support us: North Korea, Eritrea, China, Cuba, Philipinnes.......... I rest my case

    mohandev Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:14 AM

    If anti Sri Lanka forces its one sided resolution against us, SL immediately give notice

    Noname Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:15 AM

    RoaringCreek: "It a divide between countries that care about human rights and countries that don't." Like Malawi? LOL!

    treat all sri lankans equally Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:38 AM

    you reap what you sow

    Jude Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:45 AM

    In essence this has nothing to do with SL human rights situation!! Yet another mechanism to control China!! TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership failed, and in 2020 China formed RCEP Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (will account to one-third of global economic output) pls.note, India has been a part of the negotiations involving RCEP for long time but walked-out of the discussions in 2019 !!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:53 AM

    Whether it is East or West and North or South, justice for all needs to prevail. Those supporting SL are notorious regimes, who will sell their wives to hide a crime.

    Idiotboy Thursday, 18 March 2021 02:12 PM

    This is Internal politics. Westerners have no rights to talk about our Democracy.

    Thavamanis1 Thursday, 18 March 2021 07:27 PM

    In the end it is east or west.... It is nothing to do with Srilanka


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