Ambassador Dayan Jayatileka addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council 11th Special Session. The Sri Lankan delegation was simply outstanding and their hard work, steadfast determination and undying effort brought about this much desired outcome. The Sri Lankan delegation was (and will always be) a much needed inspiration for the country.
here is the out come of the UNHRC 11th special session
( this link provides the resolution which was adopted by a recorded vote of 29 to 12, with 6 abstentions. The voting was as follows:
IN FAVOUR: Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Uruguay, Zambia;
Against: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
Abstaining: Argentina, Gabon, Japan, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Ukraine].
The UNHRC on Wednesday (May 27) dropped the Swiss-EU draft resolution calling for an investigation into possible war crimes in Sri Lanka’s recently concluded war on terrorism and adopted Sri Lanka’s counter resolution with some of the proposals in the Swiss-EU document incorporated into it.
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Here’s to a united Sri Lanka for all races and religions.
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