Aug 19, Colombo: UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Navi Pillay who is to visit Sri Lanka on the 25th of this month on a five day tour will meet with the officials of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) to discuss developments in the human rights front in the country.
Commissioner of HRCSL, Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa said the UN High Commissioner would discuss the National Human Rights Action Plan and its implementation.
The meeting between Pillay and the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission officials will take place on the 29th of this month.
Dr. Mahanamahewa said Pillay would likely question the progress made by the HRCSL in implementing recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
According to Dr. Mahanamahewa, the meeting would be a good, positive move since the UN High Commissioner would get the opportunity to look into the work carried out in Sri Lanka on the human rights front.
The UN rights chief will visit Sri Lanka from 25 to 31 August 2013, at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government. She will also call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Sri Lankan government believes Pillay's visit will help to enlighten the international community about the progress and development achieved by Sri Lanka after ending terrorism four years ago.