Dates for Zeids Sri Lanka visit not set

“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.

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