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* Former Tamil Tiger commander's wife to officially represent Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council at UNHRC
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council, C.V. Vigneswaran said yesterday (13) that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Provincial Councilor Ananthi Sasitharan would represent the Northern Provincial Council at the upcoming session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in Geneva next month.

Accordingly, the Provincial Council will bear the cost of her tour to Geneva. Earlier, she was to visit Geneva at her own costs.

Sasitharan, who arrived in Geneva on Wednesday along with the TNA MPs M.A. Sumanthiran and Suresh Premachandran ahead of the UNHRC session beginning on March 04, has reportedly met with officials of UNHRC and engaged in discussions.

Aside from meeting UNHRC officials, she is also expected to hold discussions with several NGOs in Geneva.

The Chief Minister said Sasitharan was sent to Geneva to represent the Council since she was not only a Councilor but also a victim searching for her missing husband.

Sasitharan, who is a leading human rights activist and a Tamil nationalist in the Provincial Council, is the wife of the former Trincomalee commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam "Major Elialan".

He was reported as missing after he surrendered to the Sri Lankan military at the end of the war in May 2009.

Ananthi contesting under the Tamil National Alliance was elected to the Northern PC from Jaffna district with 87,870 preference votes at the September 2013 provincial election.

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