'Scars Are Yet To Heal In Sri Lanka' - Navi Pillay Tells UNHRC

Scars created by terrorism and conflict have yet to heal in Sri Lanka, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Tuesday. She made these comments at in her opening remarks at the 26th session of the Human Rights Council.

She  also called on the Sri Lankan government to cooperate with the UN panel tasked with probing allegations of human rights violations.

“My Office has now put in place a staff team that will be supported by several experts and Special Procedures mandate holders, to conduct the comprehensive investigation mandated by this Council in order to advance accountability, and thus reconciliation.”

“I encourage the Government to take this opportunity to cooperate with a credible truth seeking process,” she also said.

The 26th session of  the UNHRC commenced today in Geneva, Switzerland.

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