Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Had we ignored civilian factor, war would have ended soon – Mahinda

(TI)Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, and head of the Sri Lanka’s delegation to the 11th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which commenced in Geneva on Tuesday (02), said that the Government was grateful to the countries which supported Sri Lanka’s resolution at a Special Session of the Council held last week. "We were humbled by the expression of support for the Resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and 17 other countries last Wednesday. Those member states who supported Sri Lanka’s position, delivered a resounding message on behalf of the international community in recognising the primacy of the principles embodied in Articles 1 and 2 of the United Nations Charter and in requesting the larger world community to assist Sri Lanka in its efforts to’ recover from decades of conflict. Those who co-sponsored and supported the Sri Lankan Resolution also demonstrated a resolve to assist countries such as Sri Lanka." Full text