Secretary to the Foreign Ministry Admiral Jayanath Colombage says Sri Lanka successfully faced the 49th session of the United Nation Human Rights Council held in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Foreign Secretary said Sri Lanka was able to table facts and explain the charges brought against Sri Lanka.
The latest report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet had focused on internal political affairs instead of alleged human rights violations during the conflict.
31 countries expressed views on Sri Lanka during interactive dialogue at the session while the main argument of the Sri Lankan delegation was that there should be no involvement in internal affairs.
Admiral Jayanath Colombage said the Lankan delegation held lengthy discussions with the Chairman of the UNHRC which resulted in a favourable response.
The Foreign Secretary said the next challenge Sri Lanka will have to face will be the 51st session due to be held in September 2022, adding a stringent plan with a timeline must be formulated to face the challenge, with the support of all factions including civil society groups and experts.