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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 8:25
“International laws are unnecessary”-SL
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Sri Lanka has rejected the draft resolution prepared by the United States on human rights violations and war crimes which is to be presented to the on-going 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha delivering a statement at the informal consultation on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka organized by the Permanent Mission of the United States said Sri Lanka is concerned regarding the formulations provided in several of the Operative paragraphs of the resolution.

He said the certain terminology used in the text is intrusive to be presented in a human rights resolution, especially when the country concerned is engaging with the international community including with the OHCHR.

Pointing out that the OHCHR recognizes its report represents a "human rights investigation" and not a "criminal investigation" Aryasinha said the resolution emphasizing excessively on the criminal justice aspects, makes it imbalanced.

He said it would be more helpful to have a holistic approach when making recommendations in this resolution on promoting reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

The Ambassador said Sri Lanka urges from the members understanding, patience, assistance, encouragement, support, trust, goodwill and faith.

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