Canada concerned over deterioration of rule of law in Sri Lanka

Canada is concerned over the deterioration of the rule of law in Sri Lanka.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Marc Garneau, said that Canada is deeply concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

He said this includes threats to human rights defenders and civil society organizations, suppression of memorialization, forced cremations of religious minorities and the deterioration of the rule of law.

Marc Garneau said the recent report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights highlights the need for the UN Human Rights Council to ensure accountability for crimes committed in Sri Lanka.

Garneau said Canada will continue to support measures that will support accountability, reconciliation and peace.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada was speaking at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Canada is part of the Core Group which has tabled a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau,

    Why has United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet “NOT” called for an International Criminal Court investigation to come under the microscope at the UNHRC into Rights violations of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community of the North and Eastern Provinces during the separatist war perpetrated by the LTTE, LTTE supportive Tamil government Officials, and Tamil politicians who aided and abetted and supported the killings of hundreds of Muslims in the Eastern province while they were performing their prayers in mosques, to ensure justice for those civilians killed?
    What will you be doing about it please. Will you talk about this matter to during the 46th., sessions of the UNHRC to highlight this great injustice done to the Muslim Community of the North and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka during the 30 years long brutal armed conflict perpetrated by the LTTE?

    Noor Nizam.
    Convener “The Muslim Voice”.
    February 25th., 2021.

  2. @citizens

    Sri Lanka’s future will always be bleak unless we can attract better quality people to parliament. Although President Gota is not a saint, he has on prima facie, put his heart and soul into turning Sri Lanka into the Hong Kong of the Indian Ocean. Despite Covid and his incompetent parliamentarians being a Millstone around his neck.

    The CCP model of governance may not be an anathema for Sri Lanka, because democracy does not seem to be working. The method of governance you have concerns about, maybin fact be what Sri Lanka needs.

    President Gota governing as an autocrat without any hindrance from the scum in parliament may be in fact the best form of governance for Sri Lanka.

  3. Within the next 5 years Sri Lanka will adopt the CCP model and form a one party government with no more elections… In Chine the Democratic government had to flee to Taiwan, where will our Sri Lankan opposition flee when Sri Lanka turns in to the North Korea of the region!!?

    What is the world going to do to prevent such a future from materializing in Sri Lanka??

    What are Sri Lankan’s doing to prevent such a bleak future??

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