Written by Staff Writer
22 Sep, 2015 | 9:37 pm
Paul Patin, Public Affairs Officer at the United States Mission in Geneva said that the US draft resolution on Sri Lanka is still under discussion. Speaking exclusively to News1st on Tuesday September 22, he said that the draft resolution will be finalised on Thursday.
News1st contacted senior journalist Sunanda Deshapriya who is based in Geneva, for a comprehensive update on today’s informal sessions at the UN Human Rights Council.
Speaking to News1st, Sunanda Deshapriya said that the Sri Lankan government wanted to delete a number of operative paragraphs and pre-amble paragraphs which mainly dealt from the past and which were taken from last year’s resolution which spoke about human rights violations, and continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka.
He also added that other countries, specially all the European countries and Canada opposed all or the gist of the amendment put forth by the Sri Lankan Government, saying that they want to see the draft as it is, adding that the Indian Government did not say anything.
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