Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

unhrc      In a ‘Right of Reply’ to a statement made by the US representative during the High Level Segment of the 22nd sessions of the UNHRC Tuesday (26), Counselor of the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in Geneva, Priyanga Wicremasinghe said Sri Lanka is firmly of the view that the Council should not either encourage or debate any country-specific resolution by virtue of a singled out process.

“We strongly reject any unfair, biased, unprincipled and unjust approach that may be adopted by this Council towards the protection and promotion of Human Rights of Sri Lanka,” the Right of Reply said.

The Sri Lankan delegate said they are surprised by the U.S. statement drawing disproportionate attention towards Sri Lanka, especially when Sri Lanka is implementing a comprehensive process of reconciliation involving all communities based on the National Action Plan on the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC.

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