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HRC 40 Side Event: Reconciliation, Accountability & Human Right in Sri Lanka

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This event will address progress in implementing the Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and required steps, in the format of presentations from human rights defenders from Sri Lanka and testimonies.

Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Time: 13.30 – 14.30

Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations

Chair: Mr. Budi Tjahjono, Franciscans International


  • Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)
  • Ms. Shyamala Gomez, Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ)
  • Mr. Senaka Perera, Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners
  • Representative of the North East Coordinating Committee (NECC)


  • Ms. Sandya Eknaligoda, Wife of the disappeared journalist
  • Dr. Kasipillai Manoharan, Father of the victim of ‘Trinco 5’ killings


  • Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
  • Amnesty International
  • Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)
  • Franciscans International
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)
  • International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
  • International Movement Against all forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
  • International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)