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Sri Lanka to implement National Action Plan on HR

Sri Lanka is to established Human Right Council to deal with related issues, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the Government of Sri Lanka as per the voluntary pledge given in the course of its participation at the Universal Periodic Review meeting at the UNHRC in 2008 has decided to implement the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) already approved by the Cabinet of Ministers

The Government considers it important to implement the Human Right Action Plan to enable our successful engagement with several international human rights organizations, especially the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

On a proposal made by Mr Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries and the Special envoy of the President on Human Rights it was decided to convene an Inter-ministerial committee under his chairmanship and Further to undertake initial work for Sri Lanka’s participation in the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review in October 2012.


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