Most of the member countries, that took part in the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka, which was held yesterday at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, commended the country’s achievements in many areas including the early completion of the resettlement of IDPs.
However, a few countries, including United States, expressed their concern over human rights in the country.
Addressing the session, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that the country’s human rights situation could not be assessed in isolation and should be examined in the context of the realities on the ground.
He also said that the Army’s Court of Inquiry had convened approximately 30 times and had examined many witnesses.
It should be noted that the Court is investigating more than 50 of the incidents referred to in the LLRC report.
Speaking further he also had this to say.