Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Eran Wickramaratne warned of severe economic consequences if the government fails to manage the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka.
The resolution titled "Promotion of Reconciliation Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka" was adopted by the 47-member Council after 22 members voted in favour of it at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva today (23).
Severe disruptions in health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia last year, a new report by United Nations agencies revealed.
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.
In a last ditch attempt to defeat the vote on the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva which was postponed to tomorrow, Sri Lanka is canvassing the support of the member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The Chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ), Karu Jayasuriya, at a media briefing held in Colombo last week, challenged the government to take action against all those involved in the Rs. 15.9 billion sugar duty scam.