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The Core Group on Sri Lanka yesterday said a new resolution to be tabled at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in the country.

The Human Rights Council will begin to meet on Monday for its 46th Session, during which a report on Sri Lanka will also be formally tabled by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

The Core Group on Sri Lanka said that it has been in talks with the Government of Sri Lanka in preparation for the upcoming Council session.

In a statement issued yesterday the Core Group on Sri Lanka said it is clear more needs to be done to address harmful legacies of war and build sustainable peace in the country.

The statement issued on behalf of Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi,

Montenegro and the UK, paid tribute to the people of Sri Lanka and highlighted the ongoing commitment of the Core Group to accountability, reconciliation and inclusive peace in Sri Lanka.

“We recognise and welcome the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka in rebuilding infrastructure, demining, land return and resettling internally displaced persons. However, it is clear that more needs to be done to address the harmful legacies of war and build a sustainable peace in the country,” the Core Group on Sri Lanka said.

The Core Group on Sri Lanka noted that this month, the United Nations Human

Rights Council will consider an important report recently published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on human rights, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

“It has been important for the Core Group to work collaboratively and constructively with the Government of Sri Lanka over the last five years. Consequently, we have engaged with the Government of Sri Lanka in preparation for the Council,” the Core Group on Sri Lanka said.

The Core Group restated the ongoing importance of addressing Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 15

  • Sokrates Saturday, 20 February 2021 07:54 AM

    No more soft talks with the criminal military regime in Sri Lanka. Punish them now.

    NO UN Saturday, 20 February 2021 09:04 AM

    Let’s see who will get punished terrorists think they can push us easily

    Ranaweera Saturday, 20 February 2021 08:15 AM

    When we try to make some progress on any front we are faced with these hurdles. If we say what they say which benefits them, then we are fine.

    Daya M Saturday, 20 February 2021 09:35 AM

    Do you think these are real progress happing right now

    Disillusioned Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:50 AM

    You mean we have to lie. Sri Lanka must stop being so ignorant and face the music.

    jayt Saturday, 20 February 2021 09:43 AM

    UN crooks

    Sangaralingham Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:28 AM

    Reconciliation what is it. What are we all doing since independence.killing each other ., peace where is it are we happy where we are., is there is failure of morals. Why so. Religion is what we beleive temples churches vihares mosques all worshipped still no reconciliation searching for morals is it by intuition or reasoning. Human known for reasoning why not use it for full use. Reconciliation will follow

    FF Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:56 AM

    UNHCR HAS TO TAKE A FIRM STAND AS SRI LANKA DOES NOT TAKE ANYTHING SERIOUSLY AND NOT ADHERE TO ANY PROMISES THEY MAKE.

    Antony Jude Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:21 AM

    Resolution only will never bring peace and reconciliation in Srilanka. Tough action against the war criminals is required now because war criminals don't respect human rights.

    Citizen Kane Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:37 AM

    The Admiral Professor and the Major General Minister our foreign policy experts would have no difficulty in defeating this imperialist resolution.

    Jeeves Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:28 PM

    UN cannot side step issue of western countries harbouring LTTE terrorists, and allowing fund raising for terrorist activity. That too needs to be addressed, as well as welfare of victims of LTTE atrocities.

    C.A R. Dinal Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:37 PM

    Accountability ? Where is it in the Easter mayhem? Is UNCHR and Core group in the blind or in someone's paypacket.

    Aran Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:23 PM

    As usual we Tamils in SL are cheated by UN and it's body. India and in working for their benefits. Actually majority should join hands with minority without dominating Tamil speaking areas or N and Easy

    dickie bird Saturday, 20 February 2021 05:59 PM

    Reconciliation Road Show by the UNHRC to hide the grim Human Rights realities in the WEST. Reconciliation was just done by visiting Tamil area of Wellawatte

    Thavamanis Saturday, 20 February 2021 07:34 PM

    Haha... Where they sleeping for the past 10 years? It is simple geopolitics so that Srilanka stops supporting China's One belt one road initiative. This is nothing to do with Tamils I feel sorry Tamils still believe UN


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