Dr Jayantha Dhanapala to meet UN High Commissioner  for HR

Dr Jayantha Dhanapala to meet UN High Commissioner for HR

Dr Jayantha Dhanapala to meet UN High Commissioner for HR

Written by Staff Writer

27 Jan, 2015 | 9:30 pm

Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Presidential Advisor, is scheduled to arrive in Geneva on Tuesday.

According to Ambassador Ravinatha Ariyasinha, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Naitons in Geneva, Dr. Dhanapala is to meet the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein on Wednesday.

The duo are scheduled to discuss the UN Human Rights Commission’s current position on Sri Lanka, and the way forward.

Dr. Dhanapala was appointed by the President last week as his adviser on International Affairs. Dr. Dhanapala was the former UN Under Secretary General for Disarmament.

Meanwhile, Foreign Office Minister of the United Kingdom, Hugo Swire, is paying a second visit to Sri Lanka on Tueday.

As part of a broad visit, Swire will call on senior ministers including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss the new government’s reform programme, and areas of potential co-operation.

Swire, issuing a statement had said that he welcome the early progress made by President Sirisena towards a more democratic and accountable government, and that it is encouraging to see such a renewed desire for peace and reconciliation following past instability.

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