Work related to truth and reconciliation continues to progress – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva Himalee Arunatilaka highlighted Sri Lanka’s commitment to the work related to truth and reconciliation.

The 53rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is underway in Geneva and an interactive dialogue on the annual report of the UNHRC was held during the session on Tuesday (June 20).

Ms. Arunathilake, who expressed that Sri Lanka has shown reasons for categoric rejection of resolutions, also stated that intrusive mechanisms have legal and political implications for all countries.

“In the meantime, work related to truth and reconciliation continues to progress in the country with the assistance of bilateral partners”, she said.

The representative further mentioned that consultations continue on the draft anti-terrorism bill to ensure its compliance with international standards, while catering to domestic needs.

Moreover, she highlighted that Sri Lanka appreciates assistance received under the voluntary fund which enabled that capital-based officer to participate in Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review process in February.

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