Geneva overshadows Lanka’s meetings in New York

Geneva overshadows Lanka’s meetings in New York

NEW YORK – The Sri Lanka delegation — which spent nearly a week at the United Nations participating in the high-level segment of the annual debate, with over 150 world leaders in attendance — remained more focused on the meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva than on the General Assembly session in New York.

The two meetings, by coincidence, overlapped taking place during the same week. Clearly, the shadow of Geneva was hanging over the delegation in New York, and pursuing it in most of the bilateral meetings. The interaction between New York and Geneva was punctuated by scores of phone calls and emails aimed at revising and tweaking the text of the resolution – primarily on reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. The resolution was adopted without a vote by the 47-member Council on Thursday…………………  READ MORE 

UN Resolution Not A Threat To Lanka – JHU

The Jathika Hela Urumuya (JHU) says the recent UN resolution on Sri Lanka supported by America does not threaten the sovereignty of the country as claimed by some political parties.

Media Spokesperson of the JHU Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe told The Sunday Leader that the JHU will not let any force to overpower the judiciary system in Sri Lanka and threaten the sovereignty of the country at any cost……………..  READ MORE