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‘Sri Lanka will not implement UN High Commissioner’s report’ – Mangala Samaraweera

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated that his government would not implement recommendations from a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

Mr Samaraweera, who held the post of foreign minister until a cabinet reshuffle last month, reiterated his government’s refusal of an international investigation into human rights abuses committed during the armed conflict, and said that he had instead lobbied for a domestic mechanism.

He went on to state that his government would only implement a resolution which was passed by the UN Human Rights Council and not recommendations from the report, which was also submitted to the council in March.

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