The present inter-party slanging match is due to the coming parliamentary elections
Co-sponsorship restored Sri Lanka's acceptability in the comity of nations and helped shape the mechanisms for reconciliation.
Will cooperate with UNHRC within the framework set by the November 2019 Presidential election
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says the resolution is “impractical, unconstitutional and undeliverable.”
Every language is beautiful in its own way.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena will convey this in his address to the "High-Level Segment" .
Wickremesinghe government had co-sponsored the resolution without consulting the cabinet, parliament and Executive President.
UNSC was told that Lanka is committed to finding innovative and pragmatic solutions, driven by the domestic context.
MPs across the divide saw merit in postponing action on the delicate issue of Citizenship Laws
Myanmar might end up walking the tightrope, like other nations in South Asia, which are facing pressure from India and China.