UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted

UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

21 Mar, 2019 | 8:12 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Resolution L1 titled ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ was adopted at the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council a short while ago.

The resolution, presented by a core group including the United Kingdom and co-sponsored by Sri Lanka, was passed without a vote. The resolution, titled Resolution L1, is an extension of the resolution passed on Sri Lanka in 2015 citing Development of Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights.

This resolution, brought forward by a core-group led by Great Britain and co-sponsored by Sri Lanka, grants Sri Lanka a two-year extension to fulfil the commitments made in 2015. While a number of efforts taken by Sri Lanka in fulfilling their commitments were commended, Sri Lanka was urged to fulfil their remaining obligations on a time-bound basis.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana called for more co-operation between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and local agencies while thanking the council for their support.

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