UN rights chief sends critical report on Sri Lanka to Government

By Easwaran Rutnam 

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is expected to table a damning report on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next month, Daily Mirror learns.

UN sources told Daily Mirror an advanced copy of the report is expected to be published well ahead of the Geneva session to ensure it makes an impact.

Sources also said that a copy of the report has been sent to the Sri Lankan Government for its right of reply before it is made public.

When contacted by Daily Mirror, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya confirmed that Sri Lanka has received a copy of the report.

However, Balasuriya said that as of yesterday (Wednesday) Sri Lanka was yet to submit its response to the report.

Sri Lanka is on the agenda of the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council set to take place between 22 February – 19 March 2021.

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