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An announcement from the U.N. Human Rights Office on Operation “Yukthiya”.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its concern about the “Yukthiya” operation to combat drug trafficking in Sri Lanka. “Although drug use is a serious challenge to society, a strict law enforcement approach is not the solution. Drug abuse and the factors that lead to it are primarily …

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“The Sri Lankan government does not care about what we say,” says UNHRC.

The High Commissioner of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Volker Turk, expressed regret that the Government of Sri Lanka has rejected certain proposals put forth by the Council regarding accountability. He made these remarks at the commencement of the 53rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday. However, despite …

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