Pillay visits final war zone

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visited parts of the final battle zone in Mullaitivu this evening.

Among the areas she visited was Mullivaikal, which was where several civilians were believed to have been killed.

She also had discussions with the families of some of those reported 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 had urged Pillay through placards and posters to look into their family members reported missing during and after the war.

Pillay however did not meet the demonstrators.  Pillay had also met the wife of former LTTE Trincomalee political head Elilan in Jaffna.  (Colombo Gazette)

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