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UNHRC ready for a 'Constructive engagement'

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United Nation’s Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has agreed to keep ongoing dialogue with Sri Lanka, revealed by Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs to the President Jayantha Dhanapala.

Senior diplomat who close ties with the UN revealed that after meeting High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, President of the Human Rights Council Joachim Rücker,as well as all members of the Human Rights Council in Groups in Geneva.

Dhanapala is to conclude his three day official visit to Geneva today (January 29). Characterizing his visit as an “exploratory visit,” Dhanapala briefed them on the policies of the newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena and his Government, and in that context sought a constructive engagement with the High Commissioner and the Human Rights Council in terms of the manifesto and the 100-Days Program of the new Government.

“Sri Lankan government and the UNHRC have agreed to continue the dialogue,” the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced last evening. 

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