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“Inadequate progress’ on rights front”, India urges Sri Lanka to keep its promises 

Making a statement during the Interactive Dialogue on the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ at the 54th Session of the Human Rights Council  India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations  in Geneva Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey said that ” “We hope that the Government of Sri Lanka will fulfil the aspirations of Tamils for equality, justice and peace and its commitment to implement the 13th Amendment and conduct Provincial Council Elections to ensure a life of respect and dignity for Tamils in Sri Lanka.”

“As a close neighbour and friend of Sri Lanka, India has consistently supported Sri Lanka’s efforts towards relief, rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction process in Sri Lanka since 2009,”

India has always been guided by two fundamental principles of support to the aspirations of Tamils for equality, justice, dignity and peace; and unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka, Pandey said while speaking  he further said.

 

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