UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who arrived this morning, said that he would meet both the state and representatives from all communities and will be listening to everything they have to say.
“I am delighted to be in here in Colombo, this is my first trip to Sri Lanka. I have been looking forward to coming,” Prince Zeid told reporters at the Bandaranaike International Air Port this morning.
He also said; “I am looking forward to meeting both the highest officials of the state as well as representatives from the all communities, I will be listening to everything they have to say and look forward to very constructive discussions in the days to come.”
Comments - 9
Fassey Saturday, 06 February 2016 05:29 PM
Welcome Prince Zaid and wish you a fruitful and a pleasant tour.
Sapu Saturday, 06 February 2016 05:38 PM
Also make sure to listen to ppl in Rathupaswala
Sheri Saturday, 06 February 2016 07:04 PM
Do also visit the West, South and listen to the loved ones of the relatives who were killed by the ruthless terrorists - listen the forcefully kidnapped men and women by the terrorists; the child soldiers. Do a walk in Colombo and the surburbs and see for yourself the many, many tamils who live there, happily. Do not be biased - you will encounter a "staged" and well-rehearsed performance by some in the north and east, as they usually do, aided by the diaspora. Go back and also visit Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan.
Muiz Uzair Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:48 PM
Excellent Sir.. We, in Srilanka need listeners than preachers.. Appreciate your guesture.. Have a wonderful time too..
Zama Abesiri Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:49 PM
For someone enlightened I need not tell you as to how democracy works. Briefly it is as bad as tyranny. Good thing you have no preconcieved ideas about Sri Lanka and about her people. However your experience as top UN agent travelling about in the developing world you know what to expect and little influence you can exercise. Your trip will be orchestrated by the UNDP in collusion with Sirisena/Ranil syndicate. Meet people whom they want you to meet. Can you honestly believe that you can make any objective conclusions.What I suggest is that you demand to meet the guys who are subjected terror and the perpatrators. Tamils accuse or being persecuted beause of the inequalities.For you to get a first hand view of these inequlities you ought to travel to areas both Sinhala and Tamil and muslim areas. Do not depend on your Sri Lankan staff for they are paid fancy salaries to dance according to the UNDP tune .....yes sir, yes sir, 3 bags full....
sss Saturday, 06 February 2016 09:38 PM
Prince Zeid, why no one check on the destruction of libya
Riz Monday, 08 February 2016 07:10 PM
I think mr Husain can c only Sri Lanka in his global map, better give a complete map to show Iraq, afgan , Libya etc....
dana Sunday, 07 February 2016 09:54 AM
you might listen to Syria first. via DM Android App
Mangala Monday, 08 February 2016 11:06 AM
Also Listen to the people in Beruwala
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