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* Sri Lanka special human right envoy not left out of Geneva delegation
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 02:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President 's Special Human Rights Envoy Plantation Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been included in the Sri Lankan delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva next month.

Minister Samarasinghe has not been sidelined as some media reports have suggested, the Presidential spokesperson, Mohan Samaranayake said.

However, the External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L. Peiris will lead the delegation for the upcoming session, Samaranayake said.

The delegation is expected to comprise Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, who chairs the task force monitoring the National Plan of Action on implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), and Attorney General Palitha Fernando.

However, the Presidential spokesperson said Weeratunga's name has not been officially announced so far in the team by the President.

The 25th Session of UN Human Rights Council will begin on March 3 and continue till March 28. Prof. Peiris will address the main high level segment on March 5.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanetham Pillai will present her report on the country, "Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on advice and technical assistance for the Government of Sri Lanka on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka" on March 26.

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