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Update : Video : Pillai's report against Sri lanka taken up for debate today
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UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s report against Sri Lanka is scheduled to be taken for debate during the Council sessions today.

A member of the Sri Lankan delegation said that Sri Lanka will also express its cause during the debate which is scheduled between 9am to 12 noon Geneva time.

He also said that the Anti Sri Lankan resolution backed by five countries including the U.S. and the U.K. will be tabled during the 25th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Meanwhile the U.S., in its revised resolution against Sri Lanka has proposed a one year time frame to hold an international investigation and submit its report.

Under the revised draft resolution being circulated among UN Human Rights Council members, the responsibility of holding an investigation over the alleged incidents in Sri Lanka has been placed with the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner.

Accordingly incidents that occurred during the time frame which has been investigated by the LLRC or incidents that took place during the ceasefire agreement and the end of the war has been proposed to be investigate once again.

The resolution also proposed to complete the investigation within one year and submit the respective report to the next Human Rights sessions.

However the External Affairs Ministry stated that it will categorically reject the US resolution, and standing by rejection, the delegation will reply to the U.S. backed resolution during the sessions.

Update : Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 8:28
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Navi Pillay's proposal against Sri Lanka to be debated tomorrow

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s report against Sri Lanka is scheduled to be taken for debate during the Council sessions tomorrow.

A member of the Sri Lankan delegation said that Sri Lanka will also express its cause during the debate which is scheduled between 9am to 12 noon Geneva time.

He also said that the Anti Sri Lankan resolution backed by five countries including the U.S. and the U.K. will be tabled during the 25th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.

Meanwhile the U.S., in its revised resolution against Sri Lanka has proposed a one year time frame to hold an international investigation and submit its report.

Under the revised draft resolution being circulated among UN Human Rights Council members, the responsibility of holding an investigation over the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka has been placed with the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner.

Accordingly incidents that occurred during the time frame which has been investigated by the LLRC or incidents that took place during the ceasefire agreement and the end of the war has been proposed to be investigate once again.

The resolution also proposed to complete the investigation within one year and submit the respective report to the next Human Rights sessions.

However the External Affairs Ministry stated that it will categorically reject the US resolution, and standing by rejection, the delegation will reply to the U.S. backed resolution during the sessions.

Meanwhile the UNP stated that it is ready to assist the government in facing the Geneva issue.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, UNP leadership council President Karu Jayasuriya said that however the government should follow a proper strategy to win the Geneva issues.

Meanwhile addressing a media briefing organized by Sri Lanka Freedom Law Students Organisation in Colombo today, its President Thusitha Gunawardana said that a conspiracy is being hatched in order to destabilize the country administration.   

At the same time, peaceful demonstrations against Geneva resolution were held in Hambantota, Walasmulla, and Galnewa areas.

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