Namibia assures full support for Lanka at UNHRC

 

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Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera with Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba

 

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Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera with Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba

 

Namibia has given this assurance when President Mahinda Rajapaksa's special envoy, Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera met Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday during his official visit to Namibia.
Minister Perera has apprised the Namibian President on efforts that Sri Lanka had taken to promote and protect human rights and the successes the country had achieved since defeating terrorism in 2009.
According to a Ministry spokesman, the Minister had also briefed the Namibian leader on the challenges the country faces and the slander campaign against it by some international elements with vested interests.
"Although some Western countries have a misguided notion about Sri Lanka due to false propaganda carried out by such elements, all the world leaders who attended the Commonwealth Summit in the country recently was able to witness the true situation," the Minister has said.
The minister pointing out the above has requested Namibia that as a member of the UNHRC to provide a fair voice on Sri Lanka's human rights issue.
Commending Sri Lanka's socio - economic progress over the last four years since ending terrorism, the Namibian President has said his country would always support Sri Lanka's cause at international forums and development efforts. Noting that the two countries have enjoyed good ties in multiple sectors, the Namibian President has said these have reached a new high in the recent past.
Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to South Africa Shehan Ratnavale also accompanied Minister Perera.

 

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