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Lanka criticized at UNHRC

Sep 12, 2011 5:12:44 AM - thesundayleader.lk

BREAKING: Sri Lanka came under criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today (Monday) for allegedly violating human rights while combating terrorism.

She was speaking on the opening day of the UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva today.

While welcoming the removal of emergency laws, Pillai also called on the government to remove all anti-terrorism laws.

Meanwhile speaking here Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe slammed moves to discuss the ‘Darusman report’ on Sri Lanka at the session.

The Minister said the move violates the procedures of the UN Human Rights council.