Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 12:59
Presidential Advisor Jayantha Dhanapala to Geneva to meet with UN Human Rights Commissioner
The annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, which is to be presented to the UNHRC Sessions in March, also has mentions about the investigations on Sri Lanka.
The UN Human Rights Commissioner is expected to present an update on the progress of the probe during the council’s next session which is to be held in March.
The report mentions that during the period under review, the Council had requested the High Commissioner to undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged violations of human rights in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena’s Adviser on Foreign Relations Jayantha Dhanapala, will leave for Geneva tomorrow for talks with UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
Presidential Adviser Jayantha Dhanapala intends in holding discussions on the ongoing probe into war crimes allegations by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The investigators request last year to enter Sri Lanka for the purpose of their work was denied by the previous regime.