Sri Lanka confirms it will seek two more years from UNHRC

Mano Tittawella, the Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms told the BBC, Sri Lanka is confident it will get the two years it is seeking from the UNHRC. The new Resolution is expected to be cosponsored by Sri Lanka, the UK and the US. “We must give Sri Lanka time to fully implement the October 2015 resolution and post-conflict measures required to embed stability, reconciliation and justice,” he said.Sharma later had talks with Samaraweera on the sidelines of the 34th session of the UNHRC underway in Geneva. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka has confirmed it will seek two more years from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to fully implement Resolution 30/1.A new Resolution is to be submitted to the UNHRC during the ongoing 34th session in Geneva. The British Government told the UNHRC yesterday to give Sri Lanka time to fully implement the October 2015 resolution.British Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma, told the Council during the high-level segment he welcomes Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s constructive engagement at the UNHRC.

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