UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay visits Northern Province


Her Excellency Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commission for Human Rights arrived in Sri Lanka on a 7 day official visit. She was accompanied by five senior officials of the UN Human Right Council.

During her tour to the north part of Sri Lanka, she met Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri at his office in Jaffna on 27th August 2013 and had discussion regarding the current situation of the province. Governor G A Chandrasiri had a breakfast meeting with UN High Commissioner and briefed the main development and reconciliation activities which took place after the end of hostilities in 2009.

Governor gave a clear explanation to the questions raised by UN High Commissioner for human rights especially on resettlement, rehabilitation and land issues.


A special meeting was arranged at the auditorium of Jaffna Public Library. Governor and NPC officials briefed the development, resettlement and reconciliation programs which are being implemented by Government throughout the province after the end of hostilities in 2009.The district secretaries briefed about the development activities implemented in their respective districts which included resettlement, rehabilitation, livelihood activities, infrastructure development, agriculture, fishing, education, health and employment opportunities.

In reply, UN high commissioner for human rights willingly made a special speech thanking the governor of Northern Province and other high officials of the province for warm welcome and hospitality. Her Excellency also thanked the district secretaries for presenting a comprehensive report on each district.


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