UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya today said UNHR Chief Navi Pillay who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka at the end of this month would have a reason to inspect Weliweriya over human rights issues without visiting the North.
“The unfortunate Weliweriya incident has created an opportunity for her to visit the area to examine Human Rights violations instead of visiting the North. The security forces had taken action to shower live bullets at the protestors in Weliveriya by-passing all other methods of controlling protesters such the use of tear gas, water cannons or rubber bullets,” he said.
Mr. Jayasuriya said this incident was disadvantageous to the country which was on the verge of hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November.
He said the issue would also be discussed at the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions to be held in September. (LSP)