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Sri Lanka set to brief UN HRC on ‘progress’

Sri Lanka’s embattled Prime Minister Ranil Wickrmesinghe told reporters on Friday that his government would be sending a delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, to brief them on progress in implementing a UN resolution on accountability.

“Geneva is on the performance up to date so you will have to judge on what has been done so far,” said Mr Wickremesinghe in Colombo.

The Sri Lankan prime minister said his government’s delegation would be meeting with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on March 21.

The UN High Commissioner is scheduled to deliver a report on Sri Lanka on the same day.

The Sri Lankan government co-sponsored a resolution which mandates a hybrid accountability mechanism for violations of international humanitarian law committed during the armed conflict. Despite this, several senior government figures, including the Sri Lankan president have spoken out against allowing foreign judges and prosecutors to participate in such a mechanism.

See more from Colombo Gazette here.