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New resolution on SL adopted at HR Council with 20 votes in favour

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The new resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ A/HRC/51/5, that was presented at the 51st regular session of the Human Rights Council has been adopted with 20 voting in favour while 7 voted against the resolution and 20 abstained from voting.

Along with Pakistan, China, Venezuela, Cuba, Eritrea, Bolivia and Uzbekistan voted against the resolution.

Twenty countries- United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Armenia, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Honduras, Lithuania, Luxembourg ,, Malawi, Marshal Islands. Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Republic of Korea and Ukraine- voted for the resolution easily outnumbering Sri Lanka.

India, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and Japan are among the countries that abstained.

  Comments - 14

  • janp Thursday, 06 October 2022 06:10 PM


    Gamini Karunaratne Thursday, 06 October 2022 06:34 PM

    What could be the repercussions of passing this resolution.Could anybody who has expertise on this area elaborate on this for understanding how it affects to the country and people.

    ponna maina Thursday, 06 October 2022 06:38 PM

    See the list of rogue states who voted in favor srilanka.. Shame ...not a single democratic civilized country voted for this junta.. this is clear evidence of juntas popularity in the world.. go home junta.. your days are numbered.

    Aram Thursday, 06 October 2022 07:14 PM

    Every year there is a drama at Geneva. Indian Panchayat judiciary system is better than this bogus motion

    H K Seneviratne Thursday, 06 October 2022 07:20 PM

    This result is expected by the Sri Lankan citizens against the state terror perpetrated on the people.

    Gayantha Hemachandra Thursday, 06 October 2022 07:24 PM

    Civilised Nations are watching over you….. Respect our peoples human rights, decency and dignity…. You guys in government have wilfully and collectively violated their rights and raped our country…. Now a bankrupt nation begging for food, fuel and medicine…. Shame on you …Thieves….

    No to UNHRC Thursday, 06 October 2022 07:46 PM

    Abstain is as bad as vote yes. Ukraine also against us. To the hell with India, Japan and all nation who vote yes. Don't want tourist from nation who are foe.

    D. Kirthi Thursday, 06 October 2022 07:46 PM

    This is a victory for Sri Lanka against the cesspool at Geneva! Well done Sabry! UNHRC run by worst perpetrators of human rights in their histories should learn a lesson from this vote. I am not sure whether DM will publish this comment.

    Hora Tech Athi Thursday, 06 October 2022 08:38 PM

    This is going to kill the coming up market of higher spending ethical tourists. They don't want to be known to visit countries which mistreat their own people. Well known celebrity personalities world wide never want to be known to travel to a country with bad human rights.

    There is a next time. Thursday, 06 October 2022 08:42 PM

    This is a resolution against former rulers, Mahinda Rajapakse. May be there will be another resolution against GOTA and others for the Easter Bomb blast, in the near future, unless Sri Lanka Govt. take some action to show the world that citizens in this country live safely. Ranil may get caught next time.

    Brit Thursday, 06 October 2022 08:59 PM

    Chinahahahaha, Eritreahahaha, Boliviahahahaha, Cubahahahaha, Venezualahahahaha. Pakistan and Uzbekistan:Hahahaha:-)

    Gayantha Hemachandra Friday, 07 October 2022 01:53 AM

    This resolution not against Sri Lanka and its people but against Rajapaksa Wickramasinghe corrupt and authoritarian regime. Those countries voted against it are not friends of Sri Lanka or its people, they are friends of Rajapaksa Wickramasinghe corrupt and authoritarian regime that have made our country bankrupt and its people hungry.

    S B Lokuge Friday, 07 October 2022 03:47 AM

    Who are those civilized nations and human rights protectors? The leaders of this resolution are the UK and USA. The rest are simply their followers and arse lickers. UK invaded the poorest countries in the world and robbed the little wealth they had. USA war machine destroyed countries to keep the defence industries.

    Gayantha Hemachandra Friday, 07 October 2022 06:56 AM

    Some people can’t understand the difference between right and wrong…. If your own government violates your own human rights, if you can’t get remedies from domestic mechanisms, it is only the word bodies like Human Rights Commission help and give remedies forcing the government to uphold rule of law and respect human rights of the very people they are duty bound to protect…. Sri Lanka is already a bankrupt nation and those countries who voted against the resolution will not support our people sending humanitarian aids or one way or other .. they are supporting each other because their governments are very corrupt and run by authoritarian regimes. Come out from your fantasy world, guys…. everything is burning around you…

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