Parliament to debate UNHRC

Parliament will convene next week to debate the resolution adopted on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris said today.

The Minister told Parliament this morning that the debate will be next Tuesday and Wednesday.

He also said that Sri Lanka will not allow Geneva to decide on the policy to be adopted by the government.

The Minister also said that the government will continue with its current policies and not leave room for external intervention.

He said the UNHRC has become politicized and so Sri Lanka has lost faith in the system. Peiris also claimed that some diplomats from European Countries had told him that they do not agree with the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UNHRC.