Zeid expected in Sri Lanka before Geneva session

ZeidThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is expected to visit Sri Lanka ahead of the September session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Government sources said that Al Hussein was expected in Sri Lanka before September 14 but the dates have not been finalized. The 30th session of the UNHRC will be held from 14 September – 2 October 2015.

Sources said that Al Hussein is expected to present to the Government the report based on the investigations conducted by his office on the war in Sri Lanka.

The report was compiled based on evidence and statements submitted by witnesses and others on incidents related to the war.

Sources said that the report will make several recommendations on steps which need to be taken to hold those responsible for alleged human rights abuses during the war.

However the report will ensure the identity of those who submitted evidence is protected even if it raises concerns over transparency.

The UN Human Rights Council will discuss the much anticipated report on the war in Sri Lanka on September 30, during the 30th session of the UNHRC.

The draft agenda of the 30th session of the UNHRC notes that the report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights will be submitted by him on September 30, followed by a discussion. (Colombo Gazette)

8 COMMENTS

  1. We are talking about War Crimes in SL not about problems of other countries. Everytime this topic comes up the Singhala modias will shoot the messanger and try to get aways with their crimes.

  2. We are the only Sinhala Budhist country in the world.

    Thumbies are all out to destroy Sinhala Culture and Budhism and we will not allow this thumby Arab to visit our country.
    We will not issue a visa and once he comes we will deport him.

    • Dear BBS,

      Get lost. You have been decisively put in your place by the voters of Sri Lanka! How many votes did you collect We want to be a genuinely Buddhist country that’s open and transparent.

      I may never have met this Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, but the little I have read about him suggests that he’s competent for the job he has to do – which is to investigate very un-Buddhistic human rights violations here.

  3. Mr Hussain must take action to improve human rights in his native country and muslim countries like Saudi. Sri lanka is far ahead in human rights. If this investigation comes from western country it is justified. Just a shameless man

  4. Please go to Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan where people are still being killed due to foreign invasions. UN should be impartial and not flowing what US or UK wants. How-come defeating terrorism in Sri Lanka hurts so many ‘big bullies’ in the world?

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