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Friday, 19 October 2012 - 13:36
Minster Samarasingha addresses the general debate of the Human Rights Council.
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Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President of Sri Lanka for Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinha addressing the general debate of the Human Rights Council said that consequent to the liberation of the people of Sri Lanka from the clutches of terrorism in May 2009, the priorities had been of the resettlement of about 290 thousand internally displaced persons, facilitation of restoration of normalcy in the lives of returning internally displaced persons and rehabilitation of former child combatants.

The process of reconciliation was a priority for the Government as it had everything to do with the people who had now begun to enjoy the dividends of peace.

Minister Samarasingha further stated that Sri Lanka regretted the procedural and substantive anomalies in the report of the Panel of Experts and strongly commended to the Council that this kind of irregular practice be discouraged as it might lead to established procedure being circumvented arbitrarily.

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