SLFP committee to study OHCHR report

Duminda DissanayakeThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed a committee to study the report on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said that the committee will submit a report on the findings and recommendations mentioned in the UN report.

He said that the committee will be headed by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and will include several top SLFP members.

The committee will see if the report and the recommendations pose a threat to Sri Lanka’s national security and what steps they would propose the Government should take in order to address the concerns in the report.

The Government has already said it will begin a consultations process with the participation of all political parties in Parliament as part of the domestic process to address the human rights concerns. (Colombo Gazette)