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Sri Lanka is planning to canvass the support of the like-minded countries to present its case at the next session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), an official said yesterday.

Sri Lanka is listed to come under scrutiny by the UNHRC during its 46th session scheduled for between February 22 and March 19 in terms of performance on the implementations of matters outlined in the resolution 30/1 adopted in 2015 and the two subsequent rollover resolutions.

The core group in Geneva- the UK, Canada, Macedonia, Germany and Montenegro- is working on a consensual resolution at the moment. Sri Lanka insists that the text of it should be acceptable to it.

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage told Daily Mirror there had been some indication about the content of this resolution. He said the government had appointed a core group to work on measures to face the UNHRC this time. Asked about the support from the like-minded countries, he said,“we are going to canvass for it.we want to tell them our narrative.we want to tell that today it is us, and it will be you tomorrow. Therefore, we need to have a unified stand against this bullying tactic of supranational organisations.” Ahead of the session, Sri Lanka has also worked out a dossier containing details about the atrocities committed by the LTTE and dispatched copies of it to the authorities of the respective countries where the Tamil Diaspora groups were glorifying the cause of Tamil Eelam. (See full interview on A4) (KELUM BANDARA)

  Comments - 11

  • Mokan Monday, 25 January 2021 09:55 AM

    Iran,Russia,China, North Korea will be a good start.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 25 January 2021 10:08 AM

    Pakistan, Ethiopia, Somalia... great exemplary nations of like mind.

    The Actual Monday, 25 January 2021 02:14 PM

    Could take lessons from the history of Germany and Italy as well, you know, going on the same path aren’t we?

    Sam Monday, 25 January 2021 10:03 AM

    Calling the axis of evil

    K.L Pathirana Monday, 25 January 2021 12:00 PM

    When you have an inexperienced individual to lead as the foreign sec, they mange to pull the lid off the bowl of snakes.

    Mohamed Monday, 25 January 2021 12:17 PM

    A country has gone from bad to worst. Basic human rights are disputed over petty politics to safeguard a family to retain power. Becoming the laughing stock in Asia. How pathetic is it? Shame the leaders of this beautiful nation taking things for granted and marching the innocent youth to disarray. The UN and the democratic countries should take a stand to safeguard the people of Sri Lanka, irrespective of race or religion. I'm a true son of Sri Lanka, and I voice my disappointment on behalf of my fellow 20 million Sri Lankans.

    truth Monday, 25 January 2021 12:26 PM

    Chances are very slim, only few countries practices similar policies as Sri Lanka. Today, we are not living in stone age.. Matthew 26:52 Jesus said "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. How true these words even today, although they were given in almost 2000 years ago.

    Umar Perera Monday, 25 January 2021 12:37 PM

    Like-minded = commits the same abuses

    Dee Monday, 25 January 2021 01:29 PM

    Uganda, Ukraine,. To add a bit more.

    Ram Monday, 25 January 2021 01:37 PM

    This is never ending. Some compromise is necessary. If embargos are placed on us that will be the saddest day for all of us.

    Pantha Kumaran Monday, 25 January 2021 01:58 PM

    When I voted Nandasena at the last President election I thought he was the right person for the job. It was the biggest mistake. 6.9million voters did not know the other side if this person. He has enough time to change his behaviour, if not we face the music from UNHRC.

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