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UNHRC adopts resolution against #SriLanka

UNHRC adopts resolution against SriLanka. 22 countries voted in favor, 11 against and 14 abstained. Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Pakistan and Philippines among the countries that voted against the resolution. The resolution requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to enhance its monitoring and reporting on the situation …

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Labour Party Call For Referral Of Sri Lanka To ICC

The British government has come under heavy criticism from its main opposition for failing to seek the UN rights body’s approval to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Forty-seven member states of the UN Human Rights Council will be voting on a draft resolution aimed at promoting …

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Minister signs cabinet paper prohibiting burqa

Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekera said he has signed the cabinet paper to ban wearing the burqa. Addressing a function in Kalutara, the Minister said, it would directly affect the national security of the country. He said steps would also be taken to ban more than 1,000 madrasa schools that …

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Final draft of resolution on SL submitted to UNHRC

The Core Group on Sri Lanka has submitted the final draft of the resolution on Sri Lanka to the United Nations Human Rights Council at the ongoing 46th regular session. The Core Group of countries consisting of The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi, and Montenegro submitted the resolution …

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