Lanka to bank on Chinese support at UNHRC

Sri Lanka is to bank on the support of China against a U.S. sponsored resolution which is to be submitted before the UN Human Rights Council next month, the Xinhua Chinese news agency reported.
The Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said that the government will first want to see the resolution which is to be submitted before the Council, after that, the respective governments will be approached in order to discuss the kind of support that Sri Lanka will require.
“It is obvious that we will want all countries to support us including China who have maintained strong ties with us. However we will first await and see what the resolution states,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Rodney Perera told Xinhua.
In January, the U.S. announced that a second resolution on Sri Lanka would be presented at the UN Human Rights Council sessions saying the government had failed to implement key reconciliation and human rights measures since the end of the war in 2009.
The draft resolution has noted with concern that the National Action Plan does not adequately address all of the findings and constructive recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) of Sri Lanka.
Titled ‘Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka,’ the first draft of the resolution to be submitted by the U. S. reaffirmed that it is the responsibility of the Sri Lankan government to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of its entire population.