Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big victory for Sri Lanka at UNHRC

(DN)The Sri Lankan resolution, expanded from 17 to 29 paragraphs titled ‘Assistance to Sri Lanka in the promotion and protection of human rights’ was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council by an absolute majority yesterday. It was a strong endorsement of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government’s efforts at routing terrorism and the successful handling of the world’s biggest hostage crisis, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe who led the Lankan delegation to Geneva, said yesterday.

Sri Lanka’s resolution, which was subjected to a vote, was adopted by the 47-member Council with 29 voting in favour and 12 against. Six other nations abstained from voting. Full text Share on Facebook