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China, Pak back Lanka at UN Human Rights Council: Minister

Plantation Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe who heads the government delegation at the 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council, told the state owned `Lakhanda radio on the telephone that China and Pakistan had spoken in support of Sri Lanka.

“Pakistan pledged their support on behalf of the Islamic nations numbering 54 while China was also strong in their backing. The Maldivian president is also here in support of us,” Samarasinghe was quoted as saying.

Sri Lanka was aiming to prevent the UN chief’s special panel report, which was issued in April and accused both the government and the LTTE of war crimes, from being taken up at the council session that began today.

Indian Express


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