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Sri Lanka may only get 6 votes of support at UN Human Rights Council

The Sri Lankan government may have the backing of just 6 member states at the United Nations Human Rights Council, according to the Daily Mirror, as it continues to grapple against another resolution on accountability for mass atrocities.

The Daily Mirror quotes a “foreign ministry source” as stating “Sri Lanka would not be able to muster sufficient number of votes from the 47 member council to prevent the resolution from being adopted”.

The resolution is being brought forward by the Core Group on Sri Lanka and is to be co-sponsored by the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Malawi, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Sri Lanka is set to challenge the resolution but states such as India, are reported to be gearing up to abstain.

Read more about the resolution, and the Tamil voices that are critical of how it does not go far enough, below.



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