Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 22:35
Some countries had to support the UN resolutions against Sri Lanka over its human rights records due to factors which affected their bilateral relationship with the US, External affairs minister GL Peiris said.
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China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba won an election to the UN Human Rights Council amid protests by various rights groups.
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PMK leader S Ramadoss urged UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 14:19
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution Wednesday, condemning the intervention of foreign combatants in Syrian city of Al Qusayr, Xinhua reported.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 13:41
UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay would visit Colombo in August on an invitation extended to her by the Sri Lankan government in April 2011.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:19
About 428, 000 Syrian refugees have fled their war-torn country to Lebanon, the UN Higher Refugees Council (UNHRC) has said in its latest report.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 00:23
US-sponsored draft resolution before ongoing session of UN Human Rights Council in (UNHRC) "calls" Sri Lankan government to conduct "independent, credible" investigation into human rights violations.
Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 20:57
Faced with growing anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in Tamil Nadu, Colombo may shift its deputy high commission office out of Chennai, a media report said on Sunday.
Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 14:19
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has criticised the US-sponsored UNHRC resolution against his country and said the such "attacks would not defeat or intimidate us".
Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 00:17
Reaction to India`s support for the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka was negative in the island nation on Friday.
Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 10:06
US welcomed passage of resolution on Sri Lanka sponsored by it at UNHRC, saying vote sent clear signal to Colombo that international community is committed to promote peace and stability in country.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 21:43
Expressing disappointment over India voting in favour of the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka on human rights, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam Thursday said India`s decision was due to its compulsions.
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