Task Force For Two-Year Action Plan In Line With UNHRC Recommendations

National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages Minister Mano Ganesan has officially requested President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a task force to look into the ‘action plan’ suggested at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The Minister, in a twitter post this evening, said he made the request to the President, ‘in line with the UNHRC recommendations.’

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein suggested the country adopt a plan to implement reconciliation measures and transitional justice in the two-year extension.

The Sri Lankan government’s delegation to Geneva has responded to the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s recommendation positively.

When contacted by Asian Mirror, a senior government spokesman said the President would soon make a decision on appointing a task force to formulate a two-year plan for reconciliation.

He also added that the government had also fast-tracked the setting up of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Office of Missing Persons.

 

 

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