Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 13:41
Indian Premier Modi pledges full support to SL in its quest for justice: UN Secretary General request India to support the democratic transition
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has noted India’s influential role in Sri Lanka, during talks he had with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The UN said that the UN Chief underlined India’s influential role in supporting the democratic transition in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon today.
Noting a “sea change” in the approach of the new Sri Lankan government over the issue of alleged war crimes during the last phase of the war, India has said it supports the quest for justice while being respectful of the country’s sovereignty.
The issue of human rights and the situation pertaining to the ongoing discussions on U.N. Human Rights Council came up during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of the UNGA summit yesterday.
External Affairs Minister spokesman Vikas Swarup said after the meeting the Sri Lankan Government is “engaging” with the UN Human Rights Council and there is a “sea change” in the approach of the new government.
When asked about India’s position on hybrid court, Swarup said New Delhi would have to look at the final outcome of the draft resolution as he hoped that it would be a consensus and acceptable to the Sri Lankan Government.
Complementing the Sri Lankan President on the two elections in the country, Modi said this revealed the deep rooted democratic traditions and the faith that the people of Sri Lanka had in the democracy.