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UNHCR High Commissioner Navi Pillay to meet President

2013 Aug 16

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will make an official visit  to Sri Lanka from August 25 to August 31, at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government.

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 August 31, Pillai is due to hold a news conference in Colombo.
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