'SL ready for UNHRC sessions'
Sri Lanka participates in the United Nations Human Rights Council
with an impressive record of post-war reconciliation, rehabilitation and
resettlement efforts in a background where broad action has been
initiated at the highest level to implement the Lessons Learnt and
Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations, said a member of the
Sri Lankan delegation for the UN Human Rights Council and former
Attorney General Mohan Pieris.
He said this on being asked by the Daily News what will be the
position of Sri Lanka as it participates in the United Nations Human
Rights Council in Geneva next week in the wake of rising speculation
that the UN will pass a resolution against Sri Lanka.
Peiris said LLRC recommendations are being systematically implemented
under two high level committees appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa,
one an Inter -Ministerial Committee and the other a Cabinet Sub
committee. "Both committees are under the President's supervision," he
said. "Nobody can point fingers at Sri Lanka with reason that there was
reluctance as such on the part of the government to implement LLRC
LLRC recommendations are being implemented not to please other
It is being implemented as a part of the country's policy to bring
the nation under one banner as one Sri Lanka, Peiris pointed out.
The Inter-ministerial Committee and the Cabinet Sub-committee on the
Implementation of LLRC recommendations are preparing a road map with
milestones instructed by President Rajapaksa to implement the
recommendations systematically .
He said LLRC recommendations are being implemented in keeping with
the country's National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of
Human Rights, which was introduced in September last year. Plantation
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe will lead the Sri Lankan delegation for
The delegation will comprise Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Prof
G L Peiris and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena and
Attorney General Shanthi Eva Wanasundera and several officials from the
Attorney General's Department.