Sri Lanka to get UNHR High Commissioner’s report today

Sri Lankan will receive the United Nations human right council report on Sri Lanka’s situation today (14), giving it time till Friday to respond Colombo sourced said.

The UNHRC adopted a resolution in March, last year mandating High Commissioner Bachelet to collect evidence of alleged crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the war that ended in May, 2009. She is expected to make a written update at its forty-ninth session scheduled to begin later this month.

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has been authorised to collect and preserve evidence of alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s long civil war, which ended in 2009.

The success of the resolution gives Ms Bachelet’s office new staff, powers and a $2.8 million budget to look at Sri Lanka’s war with a view to future prosecutions.

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