The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has told the 63rd Session of the Executive Committee of the UNHCR that the operational role of the UNHCR in Sri Lanka will be phased down.

He however said the UNHCR will continue to be committed to supporting voluntary repatriation of some of the refugees of Sri Lanka from India, as well as with the resettlement of the remainder of the internally displaced in their places of origin, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to Geneva said yesterday.

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