China has defended Sri Lanka’s efforts to protect human rights in the country and called on the international community to support the domestic process in Sri Lanka.
The Chinese delegation attending the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that China recognises the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to promote human rights.
China also took note of the measures taken by Sri Lanka to improve the economy and eliminate poverty.
The Chinese delegation said that Sri Lanka has also taken steps to protect the rights of women and vulnerable groups.
China said that the steps taken by Sri Lanka must be appreciated and the international community must consider objectively and impartially the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.