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Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council passed without a vote

Geneva, 24 March, (Asiantribune.com):

The resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was passed without a vote in Geneva yesterday,UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution, which Promoted reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, without a vote granting two years to fulfill recommendations of the 2015 resolution.

According to Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva the resolution was purely to extend the time for 2015 resolution (30/1) and added that no amendment had been made to it. He said 47 nations had come forward to cosponsor the resolution this time whereas only 11 countries cosponsored it in 2015.

Given below the text of the statement made by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva after the adoption of the Resolution A/HRC/34/L.1, ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’:

I wish to thank all the members of this Council and the Observer States for the support that they have extended for the adoption of Resolution A/HRC/34/L.1 titled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’, by consensus.

We deeply appreciate the understanding shown by all, and support for Sri Lanka’s processes for promoting reconciliation, justice, and human rights, towards enduring peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.

On January 8th 2015, we made a promise to our people that we will engage and work with all stakeholders including our friends and partners, to uphold human rights, establish rule of law, end impunity, strengthen democracy and good governance, and create the stability and peace required in our country for the prosperity of all our people. We thank the international community for their continued support in this journey. We thank them for placing their faith in our government, and our people, and for walking with us at our side, as we strive to establish ‘Sri Lankan Government-led processes’ with international assistance, engagement and support for the benefit of all our citizens, without discrimination.

We look to your continued support. We also look to the continued support of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and his Office.

- Asian Tribune -

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