Lankan delegation to leave for Geneva
Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights, Mahinda
Samarasinghe will lead the Sri Lanka delegation to Geneva, Switzerland
to participate in an interactive session with the Human Rights Council’s
Universal Periodic Review UPR.
Sri Lanka will be reviewed in the second session this year on May 13
along with several other countries.
Under the UPR system, the human rights record of all UN member states
regardless of their size, wealth, military or political importance will
be regularly examined through a common mechanism.
According to the UN Human Rights Council the review should be based
on “objective and reliable information.”