Earlier there were reports that a delegation from the office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, will be visiting Sri Lanka next week.
However when contacted by the Colombo Gazette a spokesperson at Pillay’s office said that such a visit has not been scheduled yet.
“We’ve checked with colleagues and can confirm that there is no OHCHR delegation visiting Sri Lanka next week,” Ravina Shamdasani at the Communications Section (Media) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
Navi Pillay had last week said she is ready to visit Sri Lanka but her office is yet to fix a date.
Responding to a question posed by Tamil human rights activist S. V. Kirubaharan during the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Pillay confirmed that the Sri Lankan government has invited her to visit the country, sources at the session told the Colombo Gazette.
She said that she had received the invitation prior to the commencement of the UN Human Rights Council session last month.
Pillay however said that before she embarks on her visit to Sri Lanka she will send a delegation from her office.
However the date for that visit has also not been fixed as yet.