The government informed the UN Human Rights Council today, that in Sri Lanka, all are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.
The Sri Lankan delegation at the Council also said that the government condemns acts of intimidation or reprisal alleged to have been committed against civil society in the country.
The delegation said this while speaking at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva today during the interactive dialogue on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.
“The government has made every endeavor to address any concerns brought to its notice,” the Sri Lankan delegation said.
The Sri Lankan delegation also said it welcomes the observations made by some delegations on the issue of intimidation or reprisal against individuals and groups who corporate or have corporate with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights. (Colombo Gazette)