Sri Lanka to brief international community on human rights and reconciliation during UNHRC sessions

Jan 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is to brief the international community on the progress made with regard to human rights concerns and the reconciliation process in the country at the United National Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva on February 27th.

The sessions are to commence on February 27 and are to continue till March 23.

Plantation Industries Minister and the President’s Special Envoy for Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe is to represent the country at the sessions.

He has said that Sri Lanka would address the UNHRC sessions and report on the progress made in the human rights and reconciliation fronts.

The Sri Lankan delegation is also to separately engage in a dialogue with members of the foreign diplomatic community during the period of the sessions in Geneva.

Samarasinghe has noted that the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) would not be presented to the Council.

He has said Sri Lanka would however take the floor and respond to any questions raised by the international community on the LLRC report.

Meanwhile, media reports said that several government ministers have been dispatched to various foreign countries to seek their support for Sri Lanka at the UNHRC sessions.

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