The UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay met and held discussions with the Minister of National Languages and Social Integration earlier today.
She also held discussions with judicial officers this morning, including the Chief Justice, Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
The UN Human Rights Commissioner met the Minister of National Languages and Social Integration Vasudeva Nanayakkara earlier Monday.
Speaking to Newsfirst prior to the meeting, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said they would discuss the implementation of the National Languages Act.
The visiting UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay held discussions with the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, Attorney General Palitha Fernando and Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem on Monday morning. Navaneethan Pillay met with Chief Justice Mohan Peiris at the Chief Justice's Official Chambers at the Supreme Court Complex on Monday morning.
The UN Human Rights Commissioner also visited the Attorney General's Department where she held discussions with Attorney General Palitha Feranando.
Pillay subsequently met with the Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem.
Speaking at a media briefing convened followng the meeting, Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem said the UN Human Rights Commissioner had discussed with him a number of factors including the implementation of recommendation of the LLRC Report.
Minister Hakeem said Pillay had discussed the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, at which point he had made clear the government's stance that the PTA would have to be retained for national security.
Hakeem added at the media briefing that it was a matter of pride for the government, that the UN Human Rights Commissioner is able to travel anywhere in the country, meet anyone and engage with Sri Lanka.