Russia to back Sri Lanka at UNHRC

The Ambassador said that Russia will object to any pressure being exerted on Sri Lanka by other countries on human rights related issues. Russia will back Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karavaev said today.He gave this assurance when he met Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne at the Prime Minister’s office. He also said that Russia will this year boost assistance in the fields of technology and defence to Sri Lanka. The Ambassador said that Russia is expected to deliver at least four helicopters to Sri Lanka this year. (Colombo Gazette)