Marked improvement in human rights situation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs stands by its statement that there
has been a marked improvement in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka
over the past year, as a result of the measures implemented by the
It is noted that the recent statement by ICRC does not contradict
this central assertion of a downward trend, a media release said.
In view of the need to honour the confidentiality agreement between
the ICRC and the Government, the Foreign Ministry does not wish do
debate the details in public.
However, it is extremely unfortunate that unwittingly or consciously
the ICRC through its statement lends credence to those who seek to give
Sri Lanka a bad name in public and thereby sustain the agendas of the
detractors of Sri Lanka's good name, the release, said.