The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), Prince Zeid, has denied that he told the media in Jaffna that he will not ask the Sri Lankan government to release Tamil detainees.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning, the UN office in Colombo said.
Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha said that the Government has no intention to postpone the Local Government election and it is expected to be held in June this year after resolving of the issues regarding the demarcation of electoral boundaries in local government wards.
Leader of the Democratic Party Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will take oaths as a Member of Parliament today before the Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya, Leader of the House Laksman Kiriella said.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, met with Leader of the Opposition early this morning, UN Sri Lanka said in a statement.
Sri Lankan Ambassador Azim Thassim told his countrymen in the Kingdom that his mission has chalked out a 20/20 plan to promote bilateral relations with the Kingdom and to work for the welfare of the island’s 500,000 workers in Saudi Arabia.
Ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother denounced Monday the UN human rights chief's visit to Sri Lanka as a "big joke", as the former regime stepped up opposition to a UN-backed war-crimes probe.
The UN rights chief has said Tamil rebels still detained years after the end of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war should not be granted universal amnesty, a top regional official said.
The visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng.