The Inter-Ministerial Committee, established by the Cabinet of Ministers, to develop a national human rights action plan for 2017-2021, has decided to call for observations or views from all stakeholders, including the civil society and interested organisations on the drafting of the new five year human rights action plan.
As directed by the Cabinet of Ministers, the draft action plan thus developed would be considered by the Cabinet by the end of October 2016.
A dedicated web page for this purpose has been launched with effect from 1 September 2016, in the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is accessible at: www.mfa.gov.lk.
The web page provides detailed information including background, the composition of the committees, principles to be applied to the drafting process, themes under which specific information should be transmitted.
The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights Action Plan requests all interested stakeholders to send in their observations or views preferably before 14 September 2016. Observations or views could be directly addressed to the following email ID: [email protected].