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* Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister to address the UNHRC session on Wednesday
Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 12:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris who leads the Sri Lanka delegation to the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will deliver the country statement at the High Level Segment of the session on the morning of Wednesday.

The Minister who was in Myanmar with President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the BIMSTEC summit will arrive in Geneva today.

As is customary for leaders of the delegations, Minister Peiris will meet High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanetham Pillay on Thursday, 6 March 2014.

He will also consult with Like Minded Countries, particularly on matters relating to Sri Lanka that are scheduled to come up during the present Session, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

On the sidelines of the High Level Segment of the HRC, Minister Peiris will be also meeting with heads of delegations of member states.

The report by the High Commissioner on Sri Lanka is scheduled to be presented on 26 March 2014.

Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha and senior staff of the Mission, Senior Assistant Secretary to the President Chandima Wickramasinghe and the Assistant Director/West Division and Counter Terrorism Unit of the Ministry of External Affairs Fathuma Mafusa comprise the Sri Lankan delegation.

Leader of the House and Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Nimal Siripala de Silva, and Minister of Plantation Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe, who will be in Geneva to participate in the 130th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly and related meetings, will join the Sri Lanka delegation from 15-21 and 9 -21 March, respectively, in briefing regional groups of member countries to the UN in Geneva on developments relating to Sri Lanka.

Senior officials, Additional Solicitors General Jayantha Jayasuriya and W.J. Shavindra Fernando, Deputy Solicitors General A.H.M.D. Nawaz and A. Nerin R. Pulle, Minister in the Sri Lanka Mission in Qatar Sithara Azard Khan, Senior Assistant Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Shashikala Premawardhane, will join the delegation during the HRC's different segments, which will run through 28 March 2014.

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