Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's UPR report to be adopted at the 22nd session of UNHRC
Mon, Jan 28, 2013, 12:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at its 22nd session will consider and adopt the final outcome of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Sri Lanka.

The UNHRC will hold the 22nd regular session from February 25 - March 22 in Geneva and Sri Lanka's UPR is among the reports of 13 other countries to be adopted at the session.

Sri Lanka's UPR was held on November 1, 2012 during the UNHRC's 14th session in Geneva. Sri Lanka rejected 98 and accepted 111 recommendations submitted by countries at the UPR.

Sri Lanka would also face the review of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at the 19th session of the UNHRC last March calling on the implementation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations.

In September, an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) mission visited Sri Lanka to explore possible areas of cooperation.

The Human Rights Council has adopted new resolutions on country situations, requesting OHCHR to report on Sri Lanka along with Mali, South Sudan, and Yemen and strengthened technical assistance on Sri Lanka.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded
-- [23 minutes ago]
Petroleum Minister says the government should decide raising fuel prices
-- [47 minutes ago]
Special committee appointed to compensate vehicles damaged due to garbage dump collapse in Meethotamulla
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
Iranian Speaker urges to boost industrial ties between Iran and Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
FAO recognizes Sri Lanka's Ellanga Gammana agrarian system as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System
-- [2 hours ago]
Five killed falling into an Ammonia tank in Sri Lanka rubber factory, manager arrested
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Ports Authority's JCT records 15.3% growth in 1Q of 2018
UK keen to expand direct investments in Sri Lanka
Iranian parliament Speaker arrives in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka expects to meet sanitation targets of SDGs well ahead of time

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.