Issuing a special statement during the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council being held in Geneva, China has pledged its full support to Sri Lanka’s journey towards reconciliation and the safeguarding of human rights
During her special statement the Chinese representative stated that the Sri Lankan government should be allowed time and space to achieve reconciliation.
Meanwhile, Russia expressed its opposition against the anti Sri Lankan actions of the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay.
During her speech the Russian representative stated that the Human Rights Commissioner should resolve issues and not worsen them.
India also made a special statement yesterday during the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council being held in Geneva.
During its statement India stated that it has approved the supplying of advisory and technical assistance based on proposals passed before and that the statement made by Navi Pillay in that regard was encouraging.
However, Karen McKenzie, the acting head of the Commonwealth Human Rights Division, stated that reconciliation in Sri Lanka cannot be achieved overnight.
She made this statement while speaking to our news team following a human rights workshop held in Vavuniya.