UN rights chief meets President, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 9(ANI): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the government, called on the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today.

The UNHCR envoy also called on the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at his official Temple Trees residence this morning, reports the Lanka Page website.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and High Commissioner Zeid focused attention on current challenges and opportunities for strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights in Sri Lanka.

During the meeting, the Chief had emphasized that any matter among communities should be solved through a domestic mechanism and the present Government led by the President and the Prime Minister has the ability to carry out that process.

The UNHCR envoy also pointed out that the current issues of the country should be addressed based on Buddhism.

He said the visit to the Temple of the Tooth was a moving experience and a very rare privilege for him.(ANI)

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