We intend to implement a new programme and plan of action in Sri Lanka to advance human rights, President Maithripala Sirisena said at the General Assembly of the United Nations during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly Meeting held at the UN Headquarters.
“Sri Lanka has played a very active and responsible role as a member state of the United Nations. We intend to implement a new programme and plan of action in Sri Lanka to advance human rights.
Sri Lanka succeeded in eliminating terrorism, which continues to throttle other developing countries from Asia to Africa and Latin America. We believe that Sri Lanka’s conflict and post-conflict experience can be shared with the rest of the developing world.
The new consensual government under my leadership has already taken several steps to introduce and operationalize the reforms required. Our social and human development approach is founded on pluralism, reconciliation and sustainable development. Within the first six months, my Government introduced essential amendments to the Constitution in order to strengthen democracy in Sri Lanka. With my personal facilitation, some of the executive presidential powers were transferred to Parliament and other independent institutions.