Colombo Telegraph

UN Human Rights Chief Arrives In Sri Lanka

UN Human Rights Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka today on a four day official visit.

During his stay in Sri Lanka, the UN Human Rights Commissioner will review the implementation of the recommendations made in his report to the Human Rights Council, and on the Resolution 30/1 on “promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.”

Meanwhile the National Freedom Front led by Wimal Weerawansa is scheduled to protest against Al Hussein’s visit opposite the Lipton Circus later today.

During his stay, he will meet President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leader of Opposition R. Sampanthan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, as well as senior Government officials, civil society representatives, the tri-service chiefs, members of the diplomatic community in Colombo and the National Human Rights Commission.

On 7 and 8 February, the High Commissioner will visit Jaffna and Trincomalee where he will meet with the Governors and Chief Ministers of the Northern and Eastern Provinces respectively. He is also scheduled to meet with victims of alleged human rights violations and the displaced during his visit. (By Munza Mushtaq © CT)

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