Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has met the President and the Prime Minister. Attention was drawn to several important matters during their discussions.
The UN Human Rights Chief who is on a four day official visit called on President Maithripala Sirisena. The meeting was held at the President’s Office. Present at this meeting was Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Eastern Governor Austin Fernando and President’s Secretary P.B. Abeykoon.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning. The Prime Minister’s office said that their discussions centred on a range of matters. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe had apprised Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of the country’s future programmes and the projects planned by the Government. The Prime Minister’s office said that the UN Human Rights Chief exchanged information with the Prime Minister on the visits he undertook to the North and the East as well as Kandy.
Among those who were present at this meeting were representatives of the United Nations, Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Switzerland Ravinatha Ariyasinghe.
In the meantime, the UN Human Rights Chief also called on Opposition Leader R. Sambandan. The meeting was also attended by a group of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians. TNA Parliamentarians said that during their discussions, they exchanged views on civilian life in the North and East and the Government’s new proposal.