Yasushi Akashi meets Rauff Hakeem

Yasushi Akashi meets Rauff Hakeem

Written by Bella Dalima

10 Dec, 2013 | 8:22 pm

Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi who is currently visiting the country, called on Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem on Tuesday.

The Japanese special envoy and the Minister of Justice spoke to the media following the meeting held at the Minister’s official residence.

Yasushi Akashi shared these views following the meeting;

“There is a great urgency in coming to a resolution of some of the pending questions which are overhanging around Sri Lanka in the face of the forthcoming Human Rights Council in Geneva which will be considering and assessing the extent of progress in this country. I told Minister Hakeem that as the Minister of Justice, to accelerate the pace of progress in which the international community is vitally interested. He has given me very clear assurance.”

Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem also expressed his views on the meeting with Yasushi Akashi.

“Certain laws are being compiled to facilitate a successful inquiry. For instance the Witness Protection Law has been endorsed as an Act by the Cabinet of Ministers. We believe this Act could be tabled in Parliament before March next year. I spoke to him in detail about this.”

 

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