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Zeid to arrive tomorrow for 4 day visit

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will commence his four day visit of the North-East and Sri Lanka tomorrow.

"During his visit, the High Commissioner will discuss a range of current challenges and opportunities for strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights in Sri Lanka, including reviewing the implementation of the recommendations made in his report to the Human Rights Council, and in its subsequent Resolution 30/1 on “promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka," his office said in a statement on Friday.

Mr Zeid will visit Jaffna and Trincomalee, as well as visiting Colombo and Kandy, meeting with victims of human rights violations, civil society representatives and government officials, including the president Maithripala Sirisena and the prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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