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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 06.03 GMT

Pillay arrives


United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay arrived in the country yesterday on a week-long official tour.

Spokesperson to the High Commissioner, Rupert Colville earlier said Ms. Pillay would undertake field visits to the North and East of the country.

Issuing a statement Colville stated, “Pillay is scheduled to call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and meet government ministers and officials. She will hold talks with senior judicial figures, members of the National Human Rights Commission and the committee monitoring the National Plan of Action on the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt Reconciliation Commission. She will also meet representatives of civil society and undertake field visits to the north and east of the country.”

At the end of her visit, on Saturday 31 August, the High Commissioner is due to hold a news conference in Colombo






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