UK welcomes Sri Lanka’s cooperation on resolution tabled in Geneva

UK welcomes Sri Lanka’s cooperation on resolution tabled in Geneva

UK welcomes Sri Lanka’s cooperation on resolution tabled in Geneva

Written by Staff Writer

26 Sep, 2015 | 9:14 pm

The United Kingdom has welcomed Sri Lanka’s Cooperation on the resolution tabled in Geneva.

In a tweet UK Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has said that the UK Welcomes Sri Lanka’s cooperation on the resolution and has added that it is another step closer to addressing a legacy of conflict.

 

Sources from Geneva report that the certain amendment may be made in to the US Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka which was tabled on Thursday.

International media reports that the US Draft Resolution is to be passed unanimously without calling for a vote. The significance of this Draft Resolution is that the word ‘hybrid’ had been removed.

The Draft Resolution has welcomed the historic free and fair democratic elections in January and August 2015 and peaceful political transition in Sri Lanka.

The Draft Resolution has also welcomed the changes that have taken place under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena since January 8 this year.

The Draft Resolution has emphasised the importance of a comprehensive approach to provide remedies to victims, promote healing and reconciliation, begin issuing certificates of absence to the families of the missing and to accelerate the return of land to its rightful civilian owners.

The Draft Resolution also calls for the ending of military involvement in civilian activities in the North and East. The resolution, called for a “credible justice process” with Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers, and authorised prosecutors and investigators.

Final decisions and recommendations on the Draft Resolution will be made during the sessions that take place on the September 30. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on that day.

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