Dr. Dhanapala briefs UNHR Chief Ra'ad Hussein

Friday, 30 January 2015 - 8:35

Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs to President Maithripala Sirisena, briefed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the policies of the newly elected government.

Foreign Ministry stated that Dr. Dhanapala also met President of the Human Rights Council Joachim Rücker as well as all the members of the Human Rights Council.

Characterizing his visit as an “exploratory visit,” Mr. Dhanapala briefed them on the policies of the newly elected government, and in that context sought a constructive engagement with the High Commissioner and the Human Rights Council in terms of the manifesto and the 100-Days Programme of the new Government.

Both sides agreed to continue the dialogue.