National Human Rights Action Plan 2021 finalised

The National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) 2017-2021 has been finalised. Cabinet has decided to appoint a committee of officials to review its progress and implementation.

The Plan submitted on December 16 and January 2017 by the Foreign Affairs Minister was asked to be revised and thus presented once again for approval this week.

“An inter-ministerial meeting will be convened in October 2017, to review progress and implementation on the NHRAP, a committee of officials will be established under the direction of Minister Sagala Ratnayake to ensure timely progress on the implementation of the NHRAP and to report thereon to the inter-ministerial committee”, the cabinet paper on the report said.

When Co-cabinet spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne was asked about the salient features of the report at the weekly cabinet media briefing yesterday, he said it was lengthy report and did not elaborate further.

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