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 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Chinese Leader concludes visit to Sri Lanka, leaves for India
-- [6 hours ago]
Speeding vehicle knocks down ruling party Uva PC candidate in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Pope approves canonization for Sri Lanka's first saint
-- [9 hours ago]
Over 50,000 estate Tamil youth in Sri Lanka unable to vote at Uva PC election
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka political parties hold final campaign rallies for Uva PC election today
Central Bank releases publication on Socio-Economic Data - 2014 of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's trade deficit widens 55.2 percent in July 2014 mainly due to oil imports
Indian authorities to question Sri Lankan spy suspect
Norway has no interest in creating communal tension in Sri Lanka - envoy
Sri Lanka, China leaders inaugurate Colombo Port City Project

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.