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* US resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by UNHRC with a majority of 11 votes
Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 06:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 27, Geneva: The United States led resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was adopted today with a majority of 11 votes.

Out of the 47 members of the UNHRC 23 voted for the resolution and 12 opposed it while another 12 abstained from voting.

Voted against the resolution are Algeria, China, Congo, Cuba, Kenya, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Abstained from voting are Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Morocco, Namibia, Philippines and South Africa.

Voted for the HRC25 are Argentina, Austria, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cote DeVore, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Korea, Romania, Sierra Leone, FYR Macedonia, UK and the US.

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