UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Her Excellency Ms. Navanethan Pillay met Hon. Governor, Eastern Province Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama on 28th August 2013 at Governor’s Secretariat in Trincomalee.
H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Ariyasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN Office at Geneva, UN High Commissioners’ delegation and the Officials of the GoSL also present at the event.
A discussion on the development of Eastern Province after the conflict was held at this meeting.
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.