Written by Staff Writer
15 Sep, 2015 | 9:57 pm
Views on Sri Lanka were expressed by several delegates at the 30th UNHRC session. A delegate from Japan stated that they intend to continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts for peace-building and national reconciliation. The delegate went on to note that they hope SL would establish a reliable domestic mechanism, involving a variety of national actors, which, at the same time satisfies the international standards.
The US representative stated that they agree to the interests of the government of Sri Lanka to establish justice processes that have confidence of the international community and will be credible to all the affected communities of Sri Lanka.
Hugo Squire stated that they commend the newly-appointed government for beginning to address post conflict accountability and reconciliation. The delegate added that according to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, as they are encouraged by Sri Lanka’s willingness to engage with the international community as they seek to deliver lasting peace.
The delegate went on to note that they hope and expect it will take forward the recommendations made in the high commissioner’s report and deliver the credible processes and mechanisms it has promised. The United Kingdom said that they stand ready to help in any way possible.
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