Statement by Hon. Prof. G.L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs & Leader of the Sri Lanka Delegation at the High Level Segment of the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council 05 March 2014, Geneva
Madam High Commissioner,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka. May I at the outset congratulate you Mr. President, as well as Members of the Bureau on your election as office bearers of this Council. I pledge my delegation’s support to you at all times in the discharge of your office. Sri Lanka also reiterates its continued support to the High Commissioner in the discharge of her mandate as contained in GA Resolution 48/141, to the OHCHR, and to the work of this Council.
Sri Lanka rejects High Commissioner Pillay's call "to establish an international inquiry mechanism"
The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has rejected the call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navnanethem Pillay's "to establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of IHRL and IHL and monitor any domestic accountability process in Sri Lanka", saying "it gives scant or no regard to the domestic processes ongoing in Sri Lanka within the framework of the LLRC NPOA, and is politicized in premise".
The Embassy will be closed on Friday the 14th of February 2014.
The Embassy will be closed on Friday the 14th of February 2014 and will open again on Monday the 17th of February 2014.
Celebration of the Independence Day 2014
The Embassy of Sri Lanka celebrated the 66th National Day of Sri Lanka on 4th of February in Oslo at the Ambassador’s Residence.