Written by Bella Dalima
21 Jun, 2014 | 7:46 pm
Speaking during the general debate of the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th regular session, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Manisha Gunasekera assured member nations of the UNHRC that the Sri Lankan government remains committed to protect the lives of all Sri Lankan citizens, places of worship and property.
The Sri Lankan delegation informed the Human Rights Council that prompt action has been taken by the government to bring back normalcy to Aluthgama and Beruwala.
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Manisha Gunasekera made this observation exercising as a ‘Right of Reply’, in response to comments made by Germany, Norway and Canada during the general debate.
She noted that the the government does not condone any acts of violence against any religious or ethnic community. Adding that in all instances where credible information relating to incidents has been available, the government has taken appropriate action.
Manisha Gunasekara also reminded the council that all Sri Lankan people enjoy freedom of religion, which is a
constitutionally guaranteed right.
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