51st UNHRC session starts today

The 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council will start in Geneva today. The 51st session of the council which will end on October 7 will consider issues including intimidation and reprisals, arbitrary detention, systemic racism, enforced disappearances, climate change, water and sanitation, the rights of indigenous peoples and people of African descent, and colonialism, among others.

The Sri Lankan delegation to the 51st session of the UNHRC will be led by Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Sabry PC and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC.

Minister Sabry recently said that if a resolution is presented regarding Sri Lanka, the Government will consider its content and express disagreement if there is anything damaging.

Minister Sabry noted that even if the Government needs to take certain decisions, it will be done in a way that does not cause any harm to the sovereignty and independence of the country.

Minister Sabry pointed out that whatever mechanism should be implemented in accordance with the constitution of this country.

Minister Sabry stated that the Government is ready to implement a mechanism to seek truth regarding the violations of human rights in Sri Lanka without damaging the Constitution and the criminal law.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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