Written by Staff Writer
01 Feb, 2016 | 9:09 pm
Speaking at the Asia Regional Seminar for Members of Parliament, on the role of parliamentarians in the promotion and protection of Human Rights, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reiterated that the government will not deviate from the Geneva resolution in any way.
The three-day seminar is jointly organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Sri Lanka Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that they are looking at different mechanisms which consists of a special counsel office to look into occurunce,s and decide on necessary precautions.
He added that in the future, a missing person’s office will be initiated as a large number of people are missing or dead. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya stated that the SL parliament and members have continued to play a pivotal role in the reform process which was initiated to build a peaceful and prosperous nation where rights of all citizens are protected irrespective of ethnic, religious, gender and other differences.
He added that Sri Lanka has been actively engaged with the international community, including the United Nations, during the past year.
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