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* Sri Lanka says the resolution violates founding principles of UNHRC
Wed, Mar 19, 2014, 12:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government Tuesday said the revised US draft resolution on Sri Lanka attempts to initiate an international inquiry mechanism on Sri Lanka and such a move violates the founding principles of the UN Human Rights Council.

Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President on Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing a briefing on Sri Lanka for the Member and observer states of the African region of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, said that the attempt made in the latest version of the resolution on Sri Lanka sought to introduce an inquiry under the guise of an "investigation" by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), was no less than an effort to initiate an international inquiry mechanism.

He said Sri Lanka is committed to moving forward with the several domestic processes it had put in place to address issues connected with the conflict.

The Minister further said that Sri Lanka has shown its commitment to comprehensive reconciliation through the significant advances made on many fronts. These include processes set in place to address accountability issues.

He said all of this has been achieved in a brief span of five years since the end of the war in 2009.

"Sri Lanka has achieved progress in resettlement, rehabilitation of ex-combatants, restoration of democratic institutions, rebuilding of physical infrastructure, strengthening administrative systems and ensuring normality in conflict affected areas. It is also fostering economic growth and prosperity," he said.

Minister Samarasinghe called on the African countries to demonstrate their solidarity with Sri Lanka during and after the sessions of the Human Rights Council.

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