Several informal meetings on Sri Lanka have been scheduled at the UN building in Geneva on the sidelines of the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council which begins today.
Leading human rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are among those who have booked meeting rooms at the UN office to hold discussions on Sri Lanka.
The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), the Pasumai Thaayagam Foundation, the Society for Threatened Peoples and the Alliance Creative Community Project are the other Non-Governmental Organisations which have scheduled briefings on Sri Lanka.
The briefings are to be focus on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Already the United States has scheduled an informal meeting on Sri Lanka on Thursday at the UN Geneva building as it looks to gather support for a resolution backing the new Sri Lankan Government. (Colombo Gazette)