UN Human Rights Chief Navanethem Pillay, who is on a tour to Sri Lanka met President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.
The meeting between the duo comes despite mixed reactions in the country for Pillay’s visit.
Before meeting Rajapaksa, the UN Human Rights Chief held meetings with government ministers, officials, representatives of the opposition political parties, members of the non-governmental organization’s, parents and relatives of the missing persons and also several other stakeholders in the country.
Some political parties, including the ally’s of the ruling coalition criticized the government for inviting Pillay to Sri Lanka, while she also came under criticism for attending unscheduled meetings.
However, Cabinet Spokesman Kehaliya Rambukwella said yesterday, the government purposefully has given her a free hand to meet whoever she wants to get an idea about the real ground situation.
He said, if not her tour would be described as a “Guided Tour” organized by the government.
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