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Sri Lankan FM to leave for UNHRC session in Geneva

Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Tilak Marapana is to leave tomorrow for Geneva to participate in the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council. 

Mr Marapana will be accompanied by the Senior Advisor to Finance and Media Minister Mano Tittawella, Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, Advisor to Prime Minister Prashanthi Mahindaratne, Additional Secretary of the Foreign Ministry A.L.A. Aziz and Director General UN Division, Mahishini Colonne, Colombo Page reports. 

"The delegation will attempt to show progress on its human rights commitments, amid mounting calls for more political will to implement reconciliation and accountability measures set out in UNHRC Resolution 30/1 that the country co-sponsored in September 2015," the Government Information Department was quoted by the paper as saying. 

On Monday the UN HRC is set to adopt the review of Sri Lanka's human rights, known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which was held in November last year. 

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