Tuesday, 15th June 2021

UNHRC resolution should be withdrawn – Minister Patali Champaka Ranawaka

HT Agency

Sri Lanka: The government must make diplomatic efforts to withdraw the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champaka Ranawaka said yesterday.

He also said that these efforts should put the country in better light in the international arena.

The Minister said the present government has taken several reconciliation initiatives that would establish a solid foundation for fresh discussions in reference to the resolution.

He said the Office of Missing Persons, the Office for Reparation and several other commissions are some examples of such initiatives.

Minister Ranawaka was speaking when the Cabinet took up the Bill to set up the National Truth Commission for discussion.

Minister Ranawaka also said that the government should make efforts to re-explain the nature of terrorism that Sri Lanka had to undergo for three decades to the countries that have brought the resolution on Sri Lanka.

He said many countries are now more aware of terrorism with the first-hand experience they have received, than they were some decades ago.

Minister Ranawaka also said Sri Lanka should withdraw from the co-sponsorship of the resolution.

 

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