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Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 8:31
In Geneva Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva says Government will be continually committed to reconciliation
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Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, delivered Sri Lanka's statement to the third cycle of the UPR review of Sri Lanka yesterday in Geneva.

he said the response to the island nation's progress in Human Rights from member states of the UN Human Rights Council were "extremely positive and constructive".

He said 90 countries made short interventions and they appreciated Sri Lanka's commitment and understood the difficulties in implementing its commitments.

The Minister said they encouraged the country  to do more particularly relating to  reconciliation and accountability.

In his closing remarks, the Deputy Minister, appreciated the views expressed by all the states to help Sri Lanka to "do even better in providing the people with their rights and ensure that our citizens be empowered."

He said the government is dedicated to achieve lasting reconciliation and is committed to protect the civil political rights as well as social, economic, and cultural rights equally.

 

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