OHCHR report on Sri Lanka to be presented to UNHRC tomorrow

OHCHR report on Sri Lanka to be presented to UNHRC tomorrow

OHCHR report on Sri Lanka to be presented to UNHRC tomorrow

Written by Staff Writer

15 Sep, 2015 | 8:50 pm

The Investigation report mandated by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

In his opening statement at the 30th UNHRC Session on Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, speaking on Sri Lanka, stated that the findings in the investigation report on the conflict were of the most serious nature, and welcomed the vision of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Meanwhile, representing Sri Lanka at the UNHRC, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera pointed out that Sri Lanka recognises all communities as equals and commented on the adoption of a new constitution.

The minister spoke of the establishment of a truth seeking commission with a dual structure composed of religious dignitaries from all major religions in the country and a structure composed of  a commissioner.

In addition, a judicial mechanism with a special counsel is to be set up by statute which takes in to account the rights of victims. Former Sri Lankan Diplomat Bandula Jayasekera also commented on the points that drew the attention of the international community.

Speaking at the UNHRC Sessions yesterday, the US said that it will assist Sri Lanka in achieving meaningful and credible accountability as well as address the findings of the OHCHR’s investigation findings.

Senior Attorney-at-Law Gomin Dayasri speaking on the Pethikada programme on Sirasa TV this morning stated that a positive outlook has been created.

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]