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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 8:45
Resolution about Sri Lanka discussed at UNHCR today.
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Member States are scheduled to express their views at the Geneva Human Rights Conference today with regard to UN HRC Commissioner’s Recommendations in reference to the country’s Human Rights situation and the resolution put forward by US supporting the Sri Lankan Government.

This will begin between 3 and 3.30 in the afternoon, Sri Lankan time.

A draft resolution titled “promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka" was tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council session.

The resolution, tabled by the US, the UK, Macedonia and Montenegro, called for a "credible justice process" with Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the proposed Special Counsel's office, Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers, and authorized prosecutors and investigators.

The Sri Lankan government  said the country achieved a "path-breaking success" in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the current 30th Session.

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Sri Lanka have succeeded in winning over the once divided Human Rights Council to work with the Government of Sri Lanka in its efforts to achieve meaningful reconciliation through truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence to ensure peace and prosperity for all our people.

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