Aug 20, Colombo: Representatives of Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), will meet the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on August 30th during her visit to Sri Lanka.
The TNA will explain to Pillay the need to demilitarize the North and request for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to intervene to secure the release of Tamil political prisoners.
Pillay has invited the TNA to discuss the human rights situation in the country and the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council elections.
TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has said the government has failed to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
He noted that the government has failed to record a satisfactory progress in many areas since the UNHRC sessions in Geneva in March.
According to Premachandran, the TNA wants security forces personnel to be confined to their barracks during the Northern Provincial Council polls and a reduction in the number of military personnel present in the North.