US and UK to submit new UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka in March 2021
It is reported that the United States is set to submit a new United Nations (UN) resolution against Sri Lanka during the 46th Council meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, March 2021.
According to the reports, the preliminary ground works have already been commenced on the resolution, with the US and the United Kingdom working in the forefront.
As a precursor to submit a new resolution against Sri Lanka, moves are underway in the diplomatic circles to facilitate the high profile visit of Rosemary A. Di Carlo, UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peace building Affairs by early 2021.
The move to submit a new resolution against Sri Lanka for so called war crimes comes after the Government of Sri Lanka declared that it withdrew from the UN Resolution 30/1 which was co-sponsored by the previous Yahapalana government in 2015 without any green light from the countries parliament. Then, Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, who is notoriously famous as anti-Sinhala Buddhists and pro-LTTE Tamil terrorists has co-sponsored the so called UN resolution with the consent of the Yahapalana Prime Minister pro-minority and federalist Ranil Wickramasinghe.
The resolution that deals with wartime accountability measures and reconciliation efforts in postwar Sri Lanka, was thereafter adopted twice as rollover resolutions numbered 34/1 and 40/1 respectively.