UNHRC commissioner expected to see Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process

UNHRC commissioner expected to see Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process
Sun, Jul 28, 2013, 11:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka expects the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanetham Pillay to obtain a proper understanding of Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process after her scheduled visit to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said that Sri Lanka has directed proper development moves without any discrimination to any ethnic or religious groups and the High Commissioner will see firsthand the post-war progress in the country.

Ms. Pillay, who is strongly critical of Sri Lankan government’s human rights record and constantly calls for an international investigation into alleged war crimes, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from August 25 – 31to observe the progress in implementation of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations.

Following her scheduled visit to Sri Lanka, Ms. Pillay will submit her report on Sri Lanka to the 24th Session of the UNHRC to be held from September 9-27 in Geneva.

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