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Saturday, 03 March 2012 - 12:56
Response from Sri Lanka to Navanethem Pillay
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The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva Thamara Kunanayakam had given a strong response to the statement made by the Human Rights Commissioner with regard to Sri Lanka during yesterday’s UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

This response was focussed on the efforts taken by the Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay to compare the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report and the controversial Darusman report.

The Sri Lankan government is taking measures to immediately implement the recommendations specified in the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

But Sri Lanka should be given a considerable time duration with this regard.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva had pointed out that it is a dangerous precedent to take up the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission which was prepared as a national solution to the national issue for a debate by the Human Rights Council.

She had once again reminded that the Darusman report is not a UN report but a mere report of a panel which was appointed to advice the Secretary General.

The Ambassador had severely criticized the double standard policy followed by the Human Rights Council with regard to countries according to a political selection in violation of the UN policy.

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