Navi Pillay visits final battle zone

   Navi Pillay sri lanka visitThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visited parts of the final battle zone in Mullaitivu  and also visited Mullivaikal. She also had discussions with the families of some of the missing.

Earlier in the day the visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had discussions in Jaffna.

Pillay, who arrived in the North last evening, visited the UN office in Jaffna as well as the Jaffna library, and District Secretariat’s office. She met the Jaffna Government Agent (GA), Governor and other senior government officials in the area.

Pillay also had a closed door meeting with civil society representatives in Jaffna.

Meanwhile at least two demonstrations were held during her visit to Jaffna this morning. The demonstrators  in front on the Jaffna library had urged Pillay to look into their family members reported missing during and after the war and were demanding to hold investigations on disappeared people,the  release of  political prisoners and former LTTE members in the rehabilitation centres and stop land accusation carried out by the Lankan government and army in Tamil areas.

Leader of the Tamil National People’s Front Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, general secretary Selvaraasa Ganjendran, former leader Chinaththurai Waradaraasan, president of the All Island Tamil Congress E.A.Anandaraasa and party supporters were present at this protest.

Ms Pillay  also met Anandhi Elizan , wife of the former LTTE carder and the TNA candidate of the Northern Provincial Council, member of Mannar peoples movement Rev.Fr.Sebamaalai, Rev.Fr.Nerhu,Sun at the UNHRC office at Nallur. The Commissioner also met representatives of civil society.

 

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