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Sri Lanka has raised strong objections with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of disregarding a request to publish the response of the Government to a damning report formally submitted to the Council last week.

In a letter to UN Human Rights Council President Nazhat Shameem, Sri Lanka notes that OHCHR had published an advance unedited version of its report on Sri Lanka in the list of documents for the forty-sixth session of the Council, in disregard of the Permanent Mission’s request to publish the Government’s comments alongside the OHCHR report in the form of an addendum. C.A. Chandraprema, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva said in the letter that on January 27, 2021, the Government of Sri Lanka, upon a request made by OHCHR, shared its comments on the advance unedited version of the report of OHCHR on Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka had requested that the comments be published as an addendum to the OHCHR report, with a view to upholding the integrity between the report and the comments by the State concerned and in the interest of providing equal visibility to the latter.

“However, I regret to note that, only a few hours after making the above request, OHCHR proceeded to publish an advance unedited version of its report on Sri Lanka in the list of documents for the forty-sixth session of the Council, in disregard of the Permanent Mission’s request to publish the Government’s comments alongside the OHCHR report in the form of an addendum,” Chandraprema said.

Chandraprema further notes that days after the publication of the OHCHR report and the issuance of a press release, two twitter messages and a video thereon and pursuant to inquiries made by the Permanent Mission, OHCHR informed via email that, according to the Human Rights Council secretariat, comments and observations on reports of the High Commissioner cannot be published as addenda, and can only be published as government communications.

“You would agree that if any United Nations entity, including OHCHR, publishes a report about a Member State, such a report should be accompanied by the observations made by the State concerned as an addendum so that other Member States can read both sides of the story and form an informed opinion about the contents of the report concerned. Publishing the response of Sri Lanka on a different webpage dedicated to government communications in no way serves this objective,” Chandraprema said in the letter.(EASWARAN RUTNAM)

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  • Jude Tuesday, 02 March 2021 09:26 AM

    SL need not worry!! Any resolution aginst SL NOT gonna HAVE the desired impact or results!! Decade ago resolutions would've worked!! BUT in the new millennium NEW POWERFUL NATIONS have emerged !!

    Mandayan Tuesday, 02 March 2021 03:44 PM

    @Jude: China? China needs SL bases to do business with the West! The dollars of the west made it powerful and so Joe Biden is important than us!

    Handicapped Tuesday, 02 March 2021 07:35 PM

    Object, strongly object and do what ? Why not face the music and be a gentleman and do the right thing.?


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