"SL pleased to join as co-sponsor of resolution" - Ravinatha
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 8:37
We see this resolution as a measure of encouraging and inspiring the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to travel the path it has already begun on January 8, to uphold human rights, establish rule of law, end impunity, strengthen democracy and good governance, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha said.
He was speaking at the adoption of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (A/HRC/30/L.29), at the ongoing 30th UNHRC sessions in Geneva yesterday.Aryasinha said that Sri Lanka was pleased to join as a co-sponsor of the resolution.
The resolution on Sri Lanka was adopted without a vote. Aryasinha said “in a clear departure from the past when this Council witnessed the Sri Lanka situation as divisive, today, the Council is joining my delegation to adopt a resolution by consensus, reflecting the common objective of my country, members of this Council and the larger community of stakeholders in Sri Lanka”He said “This path-breaking outcome is the result of the courageous and confident leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the commitment of the Government and people of Sri Lanka to uphold, promote and protect human rights,both civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural rights, in a manner that their benefits will reach every individual and every community living in Sri Lanka”.