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UN expert draws bleak picture of Sri Lanka

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A UN expert has drawn a bleak picture of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, especially over the past 18 months.

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence, Fabian Salvioli told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday that Sri Lanka has witnessed a profound deterioration in the human rights situation over the past 18 months.

He also said that there has been insufficient progress in relation to the search for the truth, and the flagrant setback in the areas of accountability, memory and guarantees of nonrepetition. The Special Rapporteur said that the situation jeopardizes the transitional justice process in Sri Lanka.

However, the Sri Lankan mission in Geneva said that the government remains committed to implementing its commitments under human rights

treaties that it is a party to, as well as the country’s voluntary undertakings. “We have regularly engaged with the UN mandated human rights system and briefed on the progress of commitments undertaken, including the continuity of the existing reconciliation mechanisms,” the Sri Lankan mission said.(EASWARAN RUTNAM)

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  • Basil Friday, 17 September 2021 07:42 AM

    Where is UNHRC on Indian Army atrocities in Kashmir or Indian military killings and rapes of Sri Lankan Tamils ?

    Jacoob Friday, 17 September 2021 10:42 AM

    Aha , diyane , look who is worrying about srilanka tamil .. Hmm ...

    Roisin Friday, 17 September 2021 11:06 AM

    You should read the foreign news more. And also pointing fingers to other violations does not make things right here in Sri Lanka.

    Ram Friday, 17 September 2021 11:59 AM

    Roisin is right. A crime is a crime, regardless of who the culprit is. "A wrong doesn't become right just because it is accepted by the majority" - a quote by Washington.

    Cheers Friday, 17 September 2021 11:32 AM

    Sri lanka do not wash UN backside why don't you ask USA they will wash you out

    A. Rajakumar Friday, 17 September 2021 07:56 PM

    These experts wont have any credibility, until they speak for the victims of hostile actions taken by powerful nations. I believe, they are blindly producing reports to satisfy interested parties, to retain their well paid jobs.


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