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Major Diplomatic Drive

The Government has launched a major diplomatic drive ahead of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva next March.

Military spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that eight videos on Sri Lanka produced by the Ministry of Defence have been sent to Sri Lankan Missions in UNHRC member states.
Separately the External Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka is having regular briefings with foreign envoys based in Colombo on the post war developments.

Brigadier Wanigasooriya said that the eight videos seek to give the true picture about the military during and after the war.

He said that the videos will look to counter human rights allegations which are likely to be raised at the March UNHRC session in Geneva.

Meanwhile External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama said that the Defence Ministry videos have been sent to the respective envoys in the UNHRC. He said that there were reports some countries may look to impose sanctions on Sri Lanka following the March UNHRC session. Amunugama also said that discussions have already begun on the composition of the Sri Lankan delegation for the March session.

He however dismissed reports that some Sri Lankan Ambassadors in UNHRC member countries will be replaced ahead of the Geneva session.

Amunugama insisted that all the Sri Lankan envoys in those countries are doing their best to pass on the true ground situation on Sri Lanka.

The UNHRC will convene next March in Geneva and the Sri Lanka human rights situation is expected to be taken up for discussion.

Author: TELO Media Team 1