PM to head committee on UNHRC recommendations

A committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to be appointed to look at implementing the recommendations on Sri Lanka by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Cabinet has approved a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to appoint a committee of Ministers chaired by him and a committee of Officials to assist the main committee in this regard.

The government noted that Sri Lanka has gained two more years to implement the recommendations agreed in 2015, at the session held in March 2017.

As a result it was decided to appoint a committee to look at the technical assistance Sri Lanka can obtain from UNHRC member countries when addressing the human rights issue and other steps which need to be taken to implement the recommendations in the Resolution on Sri Lanka which was adopted by the UNHRC in March. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. It is a good ide for the PM to head the committee. But a committee of Minsters is not appropriate though two or three ministers can be in it. The committee should have legal luminaries from the three communities and representatives of the victims. Importantly a foreign legal scholar on war crimes and crimes against humanity should be member of the committee at least as an advisor.

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