India undecided at UNHRC as Foreign Secretary dismisses 13A

India undecided at UNHRC as Foreign Secretary dismisses 13A

India undecided at UNHRC as Foreign Secretary dismisses 13A

Written by Staff Writer

03 Mar, 2021 | 8:57 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): India are yet to formally announced their stance on Sri Lanka in relation to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The Indian Representative who addressed the 46th UNHRC Session last month said that India expects that Sri Lanka would fully implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in the country.

Secretary to the Foreign Ministry Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, speaking to ‘The Hindu’ newspaper, said that the 13th Amendment came about with the aim of ending the violence and developing war-affected areas, of Sri Lanka’s only legislative guarantee so far on power devolution to the provinces, including those with a Tamil majority.

The Secretary stated that he wishes that India doest “not really harp on the same thing that prevailed in 1987 because the dynamics have changed.”

Earlier today the Minister Provincial Councils & Local Government Janaka Bandara Thennakoon stated that the rumours about the Provincial elections being held in June are untrue.

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