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Sri Lanka’s Human Rights chief Dr Deepika Udagama  resigns

Sri Lanka’s human rights chief Dr Deepika Udagama has resigned from her post, officials said on Monday.

The Parliament, on Twitter, said the constitutional council had noted that Udagama had resigned as Chairman of the Human Rights Commission.

The constitutional council, that maintains independent commissions, had “appreciated the role played by her in elevating the status of the commission”.

Dr. Udagama had once chaired the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the field of human rights.

She has also served as a member of the Human Rights Commission and Law Commission of Sri Lanka.