( March 4, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Canadian Government told the UN Human Rights Council at the ongoing 25th session, that Sri Lanka had failed to take genuine steps for accountability and reconciliation.

Lynne Yelich, the Canadian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular said that in the absence of credible actions by the Government of Sri Lanka, Canada supports the call for an international inquiry mechanism
Yelich said Canada regretted the Sri Lankan Government’s unwillingness to engage constructively on the substance of various reports or take genuine steps for accountability and reconciliation.

“Previous internal mechanisms have remained secret, partial or unfulfilled,” Yelich told the Council in her speech.



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