Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is scheduled to visit Jaffna, Trincomalee and Kandy in addition to Colombo, UN compound in Sri Lanka announced today.
Prince Zeid would begin a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday and would meet President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, other ministers and high-level Government officials at both federal and regional levels.
“He will also hold discussions with a wide range of other interlocutors, including the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, representatives of civil society, victims of human rights violations and religious leaders,” the UN Compound said in a statement.
It said the High Commissioner is scheduled to discuss a range of current challenges and opportunities for strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights in Sri Lanka, including reviewing the implementation of the recommendations made in his report to the Human Rights Council and in its subsequent Resolution 30/1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.
The resolution which was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka was unanimously adopted by the Human Rights Council on October 1 last year.
(Source: Daily Mirror)