UN says it supports Pillay’s work in SL

2013-09-05 09:58:21

The United Nations on Wednesday said it was ‘fully supportive of the work that UN Rights Chief Navanethem Pillay was doing while she was on the ground in Sri Lanka.’

In response to a question that witnesses who spoke to Pillay during her visit in Sri Lanka were being intimidated and harassed immediately after speaking to Pillay, Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the UN Chief in New York said, “… we believe that no one should face intimidation for speaking to the United Nations.  We also encourage respect for the work of all human rights defenders. And we, needless to say, we respect… we fully support the work that Navanethem Pillay was doing while she was on the ground in Sri Lanka.  We may have more to say on this down the line, but for now, basically, those are the standard principles.”

  Comments - 13

  • Jagath Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:52

    My amma , meyallatta pisutha....

    Reply : 2       1

    Jagath Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:54

    she is their spy. What can you expect.

    Reply : 9       1

    hello Thursday, 5 September 2013 14:19

    Typical Sri Lankan response. Why don't first examine yourself. You will find reasons why 'they' are 'spying', to use your words.

    Reply : 1       5

    Percy Jilmart Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:00

    Thank you Ms.Pillay for letting the world know what is happening in Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 1       7

    Madzy Thursday, 5 September 2013 11:35

    horaage amma gen pena aseema!

    Reply : 2       1

    Goofy Thursday, 5 September 2013 13:10

    It is not only the UN but all peace loving Sri Lanka masses support the good work done by Ms. Pillay.

    Reply : 1       4

    FOX Thursday, 5 September 2013 13:46


    Reply : 2       6

    james bond Thursday, 5 September 2013 14:21

    now how ???>those who ridiculed her now must punish for the tough stance from the uno.

    Reply : 1       2

    Cobra Thursday, 5 September 2013 14:27

    And rightly so. At least there was someone who saw through the facade and let the world know what Sri Lanka really is!!!

    Reply : 1       2

    Peace Lover Thursday, 5 September 2013 15:35

    If anyone is clean, throw the 1st Stone.

    Reply : 3       1

    SL Friday, 6 September 2013 01:24

    Do you support her attempt to commemorate LTTE Leader!

    Reply : 5       0

    kautilyak Friday, 6 September 2013 03:21

    No need to apologize. Punish the so called Humbug Minister

    Reply : 0       1

    Dhammaloka Friday, 6 September 2013 03:59

    What else can they say?

    Reply : 2       0

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