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The US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka was adopted without a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva a short while ago. The resolution was adopted as part of the proceedings of the UNHRC’s 30th session.

The resolution A/HRC/30/L.29 entitled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka,’ was presented by a ‘Core Group’ of sponsors led by the United States. The other countries in the group included The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and the United Kingdom.

Sri Lanka co-sponsored the resolution. The resolution also enjoyed the support of 25 additional co-sponsors when it was finally adopted.