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The visiting UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay, toured Jaffna on Tuesday. Pillay held several meetings during her visit to the North.

Navanethem Pillay, who held several high profile meetings in Colombo, departed for Jaffna later in the day.

The UN Human Rights Commissioner's first stop on her visit to the Jaffna was the Jaffna Hospital.

Subsequently, Pillay visited the Governor of the Northern Province, Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, at the Governor's office on Tuesday morning.
Our reporter says that attention was drawn during this discussion to development in the Northern Province.

As Navanethem Pillay left the Governor's Office following the meeting, a group staged a demonstration near the premises.
The UN Human Rights Commissioner then visited the Jaffna Public Library.

She met with and held discussions with the District Secretaries of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Mannar at the Jaffna Public Library.

Our provincial correspondent said the discussions centred around the development of the North and the rehabilitation process.

While Pillay was engaged in discussions at the Jaffna Public Library, the families of a group of people who have allegedly disappeared, staged a demonstration near the Library

Representatives of the Tamil National Alliance, the Tamil National People's Front, members of the clergy and civil society representatives also participated in this demonstration.

Following discussions in Jaffna, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay, visited the Puthumathalan area in Mullaitivu.
She met with members of the public there.

Subsequently she visited the Wella Mulliwaikal area.
The people of the area submitted photographs of missing persons and a letter to the UN Human Rights Commissioner.

Thereafter, Pillay visited the Koppalu area in Mullaitivu.

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