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Friday, 11 September 2015 - 16:34
Mangala to Attend UNHRC Session
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that although the report on Sri Lanka would be published at the UNHRC summit, there is no danger for the country to be faced with detrimental actions. Spokesperson Maheshini Kolonna told Hiru News that the report of the UNHRC regarding Sri Lanka is due to be submitted on next 30th.   According to the recommendations mentioned, actions will be taken through a convention. By now the global opinion about Sri Lanka is positive.US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal who visited Sri Lanka recently said that a motion to support local investigation mechanisms will be submitted at the session. 

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will be attending the high-level discussions term of the series of sessions of the UNHRC. The said discussions will be held on the next 14th and the Foreign Minister is due to meet Prince Zeid al Hussein, UN Human Rights Commissioner on the 13th of September at Geneva. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse and Governor of the East Austin Fernando are heading towards Geneva today.

Subsequently to the Geneva discussion the Foreign Minister will be heading to New Delhi to join the Premier in his tour of India. Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Maheshini Kolonna further said that the Minister of Justice and Governor of the East will be returning to Sri Lanka on next Tuesday.

Meanwhile the walk of the TNA requesting a global investigation regarding the incidents of violation of human rights said to have happened in the country, was restarted today from Elephant Pass. It is mentioned that the Northern Provincial Ministers Anandi Shashidharan and M K Sivajilingam who will be participating in the walk expect to participate in the UNHR session. Northern Provincial Minister M K Sivajilingam said that they expect to take a copy of the motion adopted by the Northern Provincial Council requesting a global investigation.

 

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