Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 8:49
The timeframe has been determined for an investigation about Sri Lanka
A resolution requiring that an investigation be carried out about alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka and a report be submitted within an year has been put forward at the Geneva Human Rights Commission.
Reports say that this request has been submitted to the Human Rights Commissioner through a draft amendment to the Resolution submitted about Sri Lanka.
In the new draft it is mentioned that the said investigation should be carried out with regard to violations that had taken place within the period subjected to the investigation of the LLRC.
The resolution brought forward against Sri Lanka with the contribution of five countries including the US was subjected to discussion among Human Rights Commission member countries.
Reports say that at these discussion countries like Pakistan, China and Russia expressed views favorably to Sri Lanka.
However while the new draft has been prepared incorporating these amendments as well, it is said that through this the time frame has been determined for the investigation held about Sri Lanka.
A protest was staged in front of the Geneva UN headquarters yesterday in protest against the US resolution submitted to the Geneva Human Rights Commission.
That was with the participation of Sri Lankans living in European countries.
Meanwhile Army Commander Lieutenant General Dayaa Ratnaayake says that terrorist groups living abroad try to create clashes within the country.
The army commander said so while participating at a media briefing held in Kilinochchi last afternoon.