CAT

UNITED
NATIONS

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.
GENERAL
CAT/C/LKA/CO/2
15 December 2005
Original: ENGLISH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-fifth session
7-25 November 2005

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 19 OF THE CONVENTION
Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture
SRI LANKA
1.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Sri Lanka (CAT/C/48/Add.2) at
its 671st and 674th meetings (CAT/C/SR.671 and 674), held on 10 and 11 November 2005, and
adopted, at its 683rd meeting, the following conclusions and recommendations.
A. Introduction
2.
The Committee welcomes the submission of the second periodic report of Sri Lanka,
which focused on the Committee’s conclusions and recommendations (A/53/44, paras. 243-257)
as well as the recommendations from the article 20 inquiry visit in 2000, and is in accordance
with the Committee’s guidelines, but notes the delay of five years in the submission of the
report. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the dialogue with the State party’s
delegation and welcomes the extensive responses to the list of issues in written form, which
facilitated discussion between the delegation and Committee members. In addition, the
Committee appreciates the delegation’s oral responses to questions raised and concerns
expressed during the consideration of the report.

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