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* Sri Lanka ready to face Geneva resolutions - FM
Sun, Feb 21, 2021, 10:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: The government says it is ready to face a resolution against Sri Lanka before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says Sri Lanka is already prepared to face the situation and will remain steadfast as a country through the conduct of the Human Rights Council.

Speaking to media today, Minister Gunawardena said the Government of Sri Lanka has already taken steps to submit a response to the report submitted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the UNHRC in Geneva.

Minister Gunawardena said the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is biased and added that Sri Lanka with the support of friendly countries will answer the UNHRC at its forthcoming session.

The Minister said information on the real situation in Sri Lanka will be submitted to the Human Rights Council next week.

The Core Group on Sri Lanka led by the UK and consisting of Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi, Montenegro said it intends to present a resolution to the UNHRC at the upcoming session to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its 46th regular session from 22 February to 23 March 2021 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. On 24th February afternoon, it will hear the presentation of report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka.

 

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