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Feb 28, (Daily Mirror)  - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Sabry urged the members of the UN Human Rights Council not to allow short-term political gains or “domestic vote bank politics” to overtake the work of the Council, when addressing the High-Level segment of the 55th Session of the Council through a pre-recorded video statement on 27 February 2024.

Minister Sabry highlighted that despite the severe constraints faced by the country, Sri Lanka continued to engage actively and constructively with an extensive array of helpful working methods of the Council, that are productive and beneficial to the people.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Sri Lanka's rejection of the HRC resolutions 46/1 and 51/1 and the external evidence gathering mechanism established by these resolutions, while emphasizing that such mechanisms are counterproductive and unhelpful and contradict the founding principles of the Council.

He also provided an overview of the tangible progress made by the country with regard to economic recovery, national unity and reconciliation and added that the cornerstone of this recovery lies in pragmatic policy decisions that prioritize the country’s welfare over short-term political gains. The significant progress achieved in this regard has been recognized and welcomed both locally and internationally, he stated.

While stating that the Council’s approach to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza will be another litmus test to its credibility, Minister Sabry urged the Council to prioritize depoliticization, constructive dialogue, and multilateral cooperation while avoiding double standards.

The 55th Session of the Council takes place in Geneva from 26 February – 5 April 2024. During this Session, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will present an oral update on Sri Lanka on 04 March 2023, as mandated by the HRC Resolution 51/1. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Himalee Arunatilaka will deliver Sri Lanka’s statement as the country concerned following the oral update by the High Commissioner.


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  • Sokrates Wednesday, 28 February 2024 01:47 PM

    This time the UNHRC should impose tough sanctions against Sri Lanka. At this point in time, when the country is bankrupt and economically at the bottom, sanctions would hit the country particularly hard. For years, Sri Lanka has been playing for time with the most idiotic justifications to circumvent the decisions of the UNHRC or to disobey for the selfish reasons of some corrupt politicians. It doesn't cost much to meet the requirements. To show goodwill, war criminals like Silva and others should first be put on a plane to The Hague. All I can say about Sabry's speech is: Incompetent

    question time Wednesday, 28 February 2024 04:11 PM

    Isn't Ali Sabry the guy who was caught at the airport with undeclared GOLD and paid a fine?. Yeah! playing for time so more corruption continues.

    Kamil Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:40 PM

    Ali Sabry should practice what he is preaching. Worst culprit who was the lifeline backing the racist Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    navratne willamune Wednesday, 28 February 2024 07:47 PM

    well said honourable minister, double standards of the UNHCR need to be countered and exposed.it is a tool used by the west to control, countries that do not follow the western dictacts

    YOTHIKA Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:38 PM

    SABRY IS AN EMOTIONAL GUY, HE DOES, T LIKES COUNTRY.

    Buddhist Thursday, 29 February 2024 05:29 AM

    Sabry is only a tool for the racists in Sri Lanka to pacify the UN. So many years have gone since the war ended even today we do not have a Truth and Reconciliation aparatus working or has conducted a single TAR session publicly.

    UN FITE Thursday, 29 February 2024 08:51 AM

    IF YOU ASK SABRY ABOUT ISREAL, HE SAYS WAR CRIME, GENOCIDE. HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION,


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