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14 member states including India and Japan, who had abstained from voting on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva on Tuesday (23), was an indication that the incumbent government’s attempt to turn the tide in favour of Sri Lanka in the international arena was somewhat fruitful, Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnson Fernando said on Wednesday (24).
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GENEVA — U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet was given a mandate on Tuesday to collect and preserve information and evidence of war crimes committed during Sri Lanka’s long civil war that ended in 2009.
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The Committee of Experts appointed to study Covid vaccines has informed the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) that the information provided by the Chinese vaccine manufacturer was insufficient to determine the immunization, safety and efficacy of the vaccine developed in China against the Covid virus and that, therefore, the vaccine should not be used until further information is available.

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In an attempt to justify his veiled threat to media freedom after he announced that he will not allow those in the ‘media mafia’ to control the government, adding that he knows how to teach them a lesson if required, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that a media group that worked against the country during the war has reappeared and are attacking nationalist ideologies and programmes through their media institutions.

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