“No confirmation of dates yet,” the High Commissioner’s spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told the Colombo Gazette. The dates for the visit to Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein have not yet been fixed.Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka this year and there is a possibility the visit will take place before March. The High Commissioner has been invited to visit Sri Lanka and see firsthand the developments on the human rights issue after the new government took office.The government is set to brief the UN Human Rights Council in June on the progress made in the domestic process to address accountability issues over the war. (Colombo Gazette) However the High Commissioner’s office said the dates for the visit have not yet been confirmed.
A pensioner has been jailed for going to “extraordinary” lengths to escape a speeding fine after spending a year building a body of false evidence.Gordon Lewis, 74, was snapped by a speed camera which would have incurred a £60 fine and three points on his licence.But instead of accepting liability he attempted to challenge the offence by claiming to have sold his vehicle two days prior to a fictitious company. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. One of the pages from Gordon Lewis’ fake websiteCredit:SWNS.com Sentencing him at Truro Crown Court, Judge Simon Carr said: “You went to extraordinary lengths to challenge your speeding conviction when the normal punishment would have been a modest fine and three points on your licence.”Instead you took on a campaign to mislead the court and damage the justice system.”This was bogus from the beginning to the end. It is an exceptional case and extraordinary as to the lengths you went to try and challenge the justice system.”The court heard that Lewis, of Camborne, Cornwall, activated a speed camera on September 12, 2013.To challenge the offence he sent documents to the safety camera unit saying he had sold the car two days prior to the speeding incident to a fictitious company, which he called the Central Car Centre.He also created an address for the company in Liverpool, but following initial inquiries it was found that the address was in fact that of a pub in the city, and the details were not accepted.After the safety camera unit disputed the claim, Lewis then sent further bogus documentation, which was alleged to have been from the DVLA, to confirm the change of ownership.And he even had a fictitious custom company website built, http://www.centralcarcentreliverpool.co.uk, which he paid for using his son’s credit card.Lewis, whose last criminal conviction was in 1987, also had the audacity to appeal the decision of the magistrates when he was eventually convicted of the speeding offence in November 2014, the court heard.Defence barrister Julia Cox said: “Today is a realisation of how stupid he was. This has been hanging over him for some time.”Mr Lewis is well aware of how serious this offence is.” He was so desperate to avoid the potential £60 punishment he even set up a bogus website for the firm he claimed he flogged it to.Lewis even sent fake paperwork from them to the safety camera unit to try and dodge the conviction.He produced a bundle of documents including a receipt for the £2,500 transaction, a company checklist and other documentation to suggest the company existed.Lewis pleaded guilty to doing a series of acts tending or intending to pervert the course of justice between September 2013 and July 2014.His actions were branded “stupid” by a judge who sentenced him to eight months in prison. This was bogus from the beginning to the end. It is an exceptional case and extraordinary as to the lengths you went to try and challenge the justice systemJudge Simon Carr