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We will not accept country-specific resolutions by UN – SL Minister

A Sri Lankan minister has said that the government would not accept any ‘country-specific’ resolution.

Minister for Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Dilan Perera said to media in Namibia that they are being targeted for “narrow political reasons”.

“There is a resolution by the United States of America on Sri Lanka on the Human Rights Council, we cannot accept it because they are using the human rights mechanism to target specific countries for narrow political reasons,” he said after a meeting with Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba.

“Sri Lanka fully supports the UN system and we feel it must on multilateral affairs, rather than use the UN label to target specific countries,” he added.

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