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The visiting United Nations Human Rights Chief Navaneetham Pillay told the media today that she came to Sri Lanka not to criticise but to assess the human rights situation in the country.

“I have not come here to criticise. I have come to raise human rights concerns. And I place myself within the human rights standards set for the world, set by all the governments of the world including the government of Sri Lanka. So I’m not writing my own statute. I’m looking at the frame work,” she said.

She said she would hold talks with both government and civil societies and was hoping to travel around the country as much as she could.
“When I go back I would be reporting on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka,” she said. (LSP)





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  • Ranjith Silva Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:19 PM

    A biased Report will come. After all, she is a Tamil by birth.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:41 PM

    Navaneetham Pillay...
    Api Langa... Human Rights...ille

    Appuhamilage Mohamme Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:44 PM

    welcome and guide us on the right direction

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 25 August 2013 03:05 PM

    Mrs Pillay... you can enjoy a nice Political "Koththu" here !.

    antonsunil Sunday, 25 August 2013 03:21 PM

    Pillay! why don't you go Iraq, and Syria?

    Lotuseater Sunday, 25 August 2013 03:37 PM

    Well she is going to get criticize, whatever she says. She got attacked verbally even before she decided to come here.
    Such is Sri Lanka's hospitality.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 26 August 2013 07:26 AM

    Very True Nodrog, but sadly, our government does add fuel to fire as well.

    Onetim Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:00 PM

    Is this Shirani Kothalawela madam?

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 26 August 2013 07:29 AM

    Api not easily....selley
    ´Cos we´re from Medamoolana ..kelley

    dickie bird Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:32 PM

    Ask yourself whether the majority trust you????
    You aere a diasspora lackey & carrying a hidden agenda for the West.

    Lucy Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:33 PM

    Help Sri Lanka to be a paradise again ma'am. Peoples lives depend on you finding the truth. I would love to see all communities live in peace.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 26 August 2013 07:31 AM

    Because she doesn´t write a report, it has already been written by the diaspora. She has only come to take a few photos for the report.

    solomon Monday, 26 August 2013 07:33 AM

    it is unfair to call her a diaspora.. she is durbun born , indian woman. Our government has lot to hide in the war if you consider what they handled the water issue of weliveriya people. I am a patriot .. but i do not believe this government is telling the truth here..

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 26 August 2013 07:34 AM

    She has been critical of Sri Lanka despite her lack of knowledge of the country and despite the fact that she has never been to the country. That´s been her diplomacy!.

    Rikaz Monday, 26 August 2013 11:53 AM

    All were waiting to see this BEAUTIFUL Face.

    Rohana Monday, 26 August 2013 07:36 AM

    Your thinking should be impartial and should be correctly evaluated. Under any circumstances Dear Madam, you should allow any organization or individual to propose things that will harm our country or racial status. Whatever your religion, you must think that what you take from this world is good and bad things that you have done when living in this world. Education also says same thing.

    Rikaz Monday, 26 August 2013 11:56 AM

    Go to the middle east first & see what Israel & USA do there..

    Grace Monday, 26 August 2013 12:00 PM

    Fine madam. You too are gifted to enjoy gifts.

    Malani Monday, 26 August 2013 04:24 AM

    How can she make a biased report, when the world is watching, as if Sri Lanka is clean

    pissu double Sunday, 25 August 2013 05:18 PM

    I want the untruth, flawed truth, and ' anything ' but the truth. So help me God !

    Nodrog Monday, 26 August 2013 04:28 AM

    Nothing to criticize since she has already made up her mind according to the wishes of the anti-Lanka groups.

    Cobra Monday, 26 August 2013 02:48 AM

    But to praise!!!

    Mohd Monday, 26 August 2013 05:51 AM

    Well said!!!

    rohan Monday, 26 August 2013 08:50 AM

    Thuma you have given in tamil to a tamil. She had made up her mind before coming to SL. The whole world knows a tamil assessing human rights. What more

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:03 PM

    Not just another woman on a witch hunt?

    YOUNG FOX Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:04 PM

    A GOOD ANSWER FROM WELL EDUCATED PERSON.

    Karunawathie Monday, 26 August 2013 11:10 AM

    Did she go and have a look at Guantanamo bay prison ?.


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