18 October, 2019

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Video: Navi Pillay’s Speech At International Day Of The Disappeared In Colombo

International Day of the Disappeared was commemorated by the ‘Families of the Disappeared’ and coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Sri Lanka on 30th August, 2013, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7. Hundreds of family members of the Disappeared from North and East as well as from the South participated for this event.

Dr. Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, who is on a country visit on an invitation by the Government of Sri Lanka has attended to this event and delivered a lecture as well. ‘Samabima’ has produced a video on her speech.

 

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    Navi Pillai,

    “International Day of the Disappeared was commemorated by the ‘Families of the Disappeared’ and coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Sri Lanka on 30th August, 2013, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7. Hundreds of family members of the Disappeared from North and East as well as from the South participated for this event.”

    Excellent.

    1. There are multitudes who disappeared in Sri Lanka then and now.

    2. There are multitudes who disappeared in Iraq then and now.

    3. There are multitudes who disappeared in Syria then and now.

    4. There are multitudes who disappeared in Egypt then and now.

    JeDa Ju. UN HRC has its hands full.

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    Regarding disappearances in the North and East has the Human Rights Council taken into account the thousands that fled the areas as refugees? Can the authorities(the State) ascertain the the numbers that fled in this manner (extremely difficult task indeed)? Or……can we best leave this matter for the UNHCHR to speculate upon????

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