HR agencies to be informed of controversial statement
The controversial statement issued by the Human Rights Watch (HRW)
over certain cases of disappearances in the country will be brought to
the attention of international human rights agencies by the Ministry of
Disaster Management and Human Rights, next week.
This was revealed by Disaster Management and Human Rights Minister
Mahinda Samarasinghe a few hours prior to his departure to Geneva to
attend the International Human Rights Commission Conference.
The conference will be held in Geneva from September 11 to 24. Human
rights activists including parliamentarians in about 160 countries will
take part in the conference to share their views over the cases of
disappearances in their respective countries.
The Minister will be accompanied by Solicitor General, C. R. de
Silva, Deputy Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda, CID Director Nimal
Kulatunga and Rajiv Wijesinghe, head of the Peace Secretariat.
During the discussions with the world human rights activists,
Minister Samarasinghe is expected to forward a detailed report, issued
by the International Red Cross Organisation, that a 50 percent drop of
human rights violations was reported from Sri Lanka during the past