Ambassadors and Representatives at the United Nations in New York are being apprised of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe is in New York for meetings with UN member states. He had already held discussions with several representatives including John Holmes, the Special UN Representative on Humanitarian Assistance. Elections to extend the membership of the UN Human Rights Council for next year are due to take place in May. The Minister, during his stay will have a series of discussions with at least 40 Ambassadors from various countries represented at the UN. Meanwhile the Disaster Management and Human Rights Ministry said even though proposals raising protests against 37 member countries of the Human Rights Council had been submitted, it is a positive trend that such a proposal on Sri Lanka had not been forwarded..