Basil briefs visiting UN team

15 September 2012 08:00 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday briefed the visiting delegation from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sri Lanka’s latest situation


The economic development ministry in a statement said, Minister Rajapaksa met the representatives of the OHCHR delegation in Colombo, headed Mr. Hanny Megally - Chief, Asia Pacific and Middle East and North African Branch accompanied by Mr. Oscar Solers - Human rights officer, Rule of Law and Democracy selection of OHCHR.


During the discussions, the Minister had highlighted the government’s tireless efforts to ensure the conflict-affected masses in the North and East were granted the most important human right – basic facilities to restart their lives following the end of the conflict.

The statement further read Minister Rajapaksa had stated the people in the North and East are enjoying infrastructure facilities well over the other provinces, owing to the reconstruction and renovation of roads, irrigation facilities, water, electricity, education facilities, hospitals and bridges under the Government initiated massive infrastructure development program.

  Comments - 7

  • Minnal Sri Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:25 PM

    UN know exactly what is happening in our lawless land headed by Basils family.

    bandara Saturday, 15 September 2012 05:55 PM

    why is the minister of economic affairs breifng the UN team shouldn't this be done by the foreign minister.
    Surely the UN team is not here to study the economy of SL

    KArunaratna Sunday, 16 September 2012 01:19 AM

    If we rejected Basil what he is capable of doing that? May be he can sell beetle leaves at the road side.

    Sherlock Holmes Sunday, 16 September 2012 03:09 AM

    With an O level pass ,can Basil seriously brief Top level United nations personel..re the legality and evidence etc invoved with Human Rights affairs. ? UNHRC people must be having the last laugh. The Rajapaksa family name is not exactly known for its acdemic record or intellect.

    speedTrain Sunday, 16 September 2012 06:27 AM

    if u do any things to improve peopels life in SL thats more wellcombe! but to do that do you have skill and talent Mr Basil?

    DOT UNCLE Sunday, 16 September 2012 08:14 AM

    Basil is the Srisena Cooray of the present goverment , Further to the power his voice is very similar to Srisena cooray .
    There will be a day for .... .......... as well

    I Hussein Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:39 PM

    /Seriously, Can Basil brief an 'elle' team?


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