The 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission commenced in Geneva in Switzerland a few minutes ago. A group of representatives including the Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse and Austin Fernando Eastern Provincial Governor will be participating.
Monday, 14 September 2015 - 9:02
UNHRC session that is to discuss about Sri Lanka begins today;2 Petitions from Sivagilingam demanding international probe.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera would make a statement in Geneva today on the inaugural day of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s three-week-long session.
The statement is expected to throw light on how the Sri Lankan government will proceed further on the issues of accountability and reconciliation.
UNHRC Commissioner Said Rad Al Husain will present the UNHRC annual report today at 9 am.
Minister Mangala Samaraweera is scheduled to address the session at 11.40 am local time today.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the TNA members who are in Geneva will be meeting several representatives of the Global Tamil Forum this week.
According to foreign media they will be discussing the current political situation and the human rights situation in the country.
Meanwhile the march commenced under the leadership of Northern Provincial Councilors M. K. Sivajilingam and Anandi Shasheedaran rejecting local probe will take place today for the fifth day.
The group engaged in the march reached Kaithady in Jaffna by yesterday.
Northern Provincial Councillor M. K. Sivajilingam told our news team that a petition would be handed over to the offices of the Indian High Commission and the UN in Jaffna today.