Zeid claims he only said UN can’t seek 'general amnesty' for PTA detainees

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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.

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UN Human Rights Chief calls on President and PM

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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.

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Govt has no intention to postpone LG polls

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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.

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Sarath Fonseka to take oaths as MP

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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.

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UN HR Chief meets Opposition Leader‏

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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.

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Lankan envoy in Saudi unveils welfare plan for expat workers

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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.

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Ex-regime slams UN rights chief's 'joke' visit

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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.

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UN against amnesty for jailed Lankan rebels: Wigneswaran

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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.

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UN Human Rights Chief meets Defence Secretary

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The visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng.

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