Navaneedan pillay to arrive in Sri Lanka in August.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 - 8:15



High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will undertake a visit to Sri Lanka from 25th to 31st August 2013, in response to an invitation formally extended to her by the Sri Lankan government in April 2011.


Addressing the Human Rights Council -23rd Regular Session in Geneva  Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva and the Leader of the Sri Lanka Delegation Ravinatha P. Aryasinha said that Sri Lanka considers this visit as part of its continued, transparent and proactive engagement with the High Commissioner and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Ravinatha P. Aryasinha said that the visit would enable the High Commissioner to experience at first hand the significant strides made and also efforts presently underway in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, in the relatively brief period of 4 years since the end of the conflict.


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