A clash with UNHRC in the making
Situation points to a future clash between Sri Lankan Government and the UNHRC as prevailed during the last Government
Govt. will have to cater to both these extremisms
President says one; Premier another and FM another
Government is facing a threat of isolation by the local masses as well
Considering the contradictions between the Government’s dealings with the international players in respect of human rights and its media statements issued for local consumption, one would wonder whether it is the international community or the people of this country or both or itself that the Government is going to hoodwink.
Last week the Government cosponsored another resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as it did in 2015. This year’s resolution was nothing but a move to give two more years to the Government to implement the commitments of the 2015 resolution. Therefore it was a very short resolution as the first resolution on Sri Lanka adopted in 2012 calling for the implementation of the recommendations of Sri Lanka’s own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Establishing a special court with foreign judges among others, was the major recommendation that had been made in the 2015 resolution.
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Daily Mirror, March 31, 2017
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