Sri Lanka hopeful of Indian backing at UNHRC
By IANS - COLOMBO
13th March 2013 04:51 PM
Sri Lanka Wednesday said it remained hopeful of India's backing against a US sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary Karunatillaka Amunugama told Xinhua that India is likely to make its decision at the very last minute when the final document is presented.
"Of course, we will remain hopeful that India will back us. Even we are waiting to see what their response is," Amunugama said.
India had earlier this month stated that it had not yet decided on its stance on the US-sponsored resolution against its neighbouring country and added that India was monitoring the developments in Geneva carefully.
The Sri Lankan government will Friday give its official response to the US resolution when Minister Mahinda Samarasingha addresses the council.
The Sri Lankan government last week vehemently rejected the new resolution saying that it is "substantive, intrusive and political in nature".
The government had appointed a committee to study and make recommendations on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka that has been tabled by the US in Geneva.
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