UN Core Group confirms new human rights resolution regarding Sri Lanka

UN Core Group confirms new human rights resolution regarding Sri Lanka

UN Core Group confirms new human rights resolution regarding Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

19 Feb, 2021 | 9:19 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Her Excellency Sarah Hulton, said on Friday (19th February) the Core Group on Sri Lanka will take forward a further resolution to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka at the upcoming Human Rights Council Session.

The UN Core Group on Sri Lanka meanwhile says that more needs to be done to address the harmful legacies of war and build sustainable peace in the country.

Issuing a joint statement on Friday (19th February) the core group comprising of Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi, Montenegro, and the UK welcomed the progress made by the Sri Lankan government in rebuilding infrastructure, demining, land return and resettling internally displaced people.

The statement added that it has been important for the Core Group to work collaboratively and constructively with the Sri Lankan Government over the last 5 years and that it has engaged with Sri Lanka in preparation for the council.

According to the statement, the Core Group intends to present a resolution to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena said on Friday (19th February) that solutions to the internal matters of Sri Lanka should be provided based on the constitution of the country.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister has said the presidential commission to inquire into allegations of human rights violations reported to the United Nations Human Council was also appointed on the same basis.

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