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Human Rights Violation: Sri Lanka decided to set up All Religious Committee to implement UN recommendations
Sri Lanka government decided to set up an All Religious Committee to facilitate national and religious reconciliation and implement UN recommendations on human right violations. The decision was announced by President Maithripala Sirisena during a special discussion with religious leaders of all faiths at the Presidential Secretariat. The leaders were called to discuss the United Nations Human Rights Council proposals on accountability for war crimes and reconciliation.
This was a part of consultation process that Sri Lankan government is undertaking before setting up institutions to address rights violations allegations and demands for political reconciliation.President called for national unity to face the challenges and informed the religious leaders of the opinions expressed by various political parties on the issue during the all-party meet held earlier this month.