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Lankan government rejected UN High Commissioner Draft Report

Sri Lanka rejected draft report of Navi Pillai that calls for an international inquiry into alleged human rights violations in the country.

Feb 25, 2014 14:14 IST
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi PillaiGovernment of Sri Lanka on 24 February 2014 rejected the draft report of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillai. The drafted report calls for an international inquiry into alleged human rights violations by the government of Sri Lanka. This is a categorical rejection of the recommendations and conclusions of the High Commissioner report.

The release of the Sri Lankan government came in response to the draft report of the High Commissioner that has been submitted and will be presented during 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 26 March 2014.


The statement of the government says that the report as bias and is an unwanted interference in the internal affairs of the sovereign state. It also claimed that the recommendation of an international inquiry mechanism seems to be preconceived, prejudicial agenda and politicized.

Earlier, Sri Lanka has claimed that the country has made significant progress in its own reconciliation process and it has been conveyed to the UNHRC from time to time. Also, US had announced that it would sponsor a resolution against the country in the matter and the report of the High Commissioner will become a basis of such a resolution.

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