The final draft resolution on Sri Lnaka has been submitted

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The British led core Group of countries have prepared the final draft of the resolution on Sri Lanka to be submitted at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the quest for Tamils learns.

The resolution Calling upon the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfil its commitments on the devolution of political authority, which is integral to reconciliation and the full enjoyment of human rights by all members of its population and encouraging the Government to respect local governance, including through the holding of elections for provincial councils, and to ensure that all provincial councils, including the Northern Provincial Council are able to operate effectively, in accordance with the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka,

The resolution which has already been rejected by Sri Lanka, calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to enhance the monitoring and reporting on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka, including on progress in reconciliation and accountability and to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-eighth session as well as a written update at its forty-ninth session and a comprehensive report that includes further options for advancing accountability, at its fifty-first session, both to be discussed in the context of an interactive dialogue.

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