UK hails Sri Lanka’s stand on draft resolution

The British Government has welcomed the stand taken by Sri Lanka on the draft resolution submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire said that Sri Lanka’s cooperation on the resolution is another step closer to addressing the legacy of the conflict.

The draft resolution on Sri Lanka was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday with several amendments to the original text proposed earlier in the week.

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America have co-sponsored the resolution which was officially submitted to the 30thsession of the UNHRC in Geneva.

Titled “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”, the draft resolution is still open for last minute amendments before next Tuesday before it is taken for a vote later.

The Sri Lankan Government has said it will cosponsor the final text of the resolution. (Colombo Gazette)