Inquire into all crimes during the war - Missing Person s Parents Collective Association requests from Navi Pillay

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 13:20


The Missing Person’s Parents Collective Association expects to request visiting UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay to probe all the war crimes committed during the 30 year war.


The Association had staged several protests during Navi Pillay’s visit in the North and the East in the last few days.


Convener of the Association Ananda Jayamanne stated that the organization expects to make the request when they meet the High Commissioner in Colombo tomorrow.


During a media briefing held in Colombo today, the Association stated that all the living LTTE leaders should be summoned before a board of inquiry.




Ananda also said that his Association expects to distribute a DVD that based on 30-year LTTE crimes, among the visiting Commonwealth leaders in November.




Meanwhile visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navaneedan Pillay met External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peries at his office.


External Affairs Ministry spokesman stated that the Commissioner also had discussions with Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga.


Later she met President’s special representative for Human Rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe at the Plantation Industries Ministry.


The representatives of the Human Rights Commission will also have discussions with Navi Pillay today.


Meanwhile President’s Media Coordinating Secretary Vijayananda Herath told our news team that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navaneedan Pillay is scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees tomorrow evening.