UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Sri Lanka next month


Jan 11, 2016 (LBO) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein will visit Sri Lanka early next month, Humanitarian Coordinator of UN in Sri Lanka Subinay Nandy said.

“I am not saying good-byes right away since I shall be back to Sri Lanka accompanying UN High Commissioner in his next month’s visit to Colombo.” he said.

Nandy was addressing the Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen during his farewell courtesy call on Minister today.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka is leaving for his next assignment in New York, concluding his Colombo stint that began in May 2011.

“High Commissioner’s points of focus here would be issues of IDPs stranded in Puttalam and other areas of the country,” Nandy said.

“He is also pleased with Sri Lanka’s present leadership and their commitment towards the minorities.” Humanitarian Coordinator further stated.


Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (right) and Minister Bathiudeen’s Advisor on IDPs/Development Ms Himali Jinadasa (left) in smiles as Resident Coordinator / Humanitarian Coordinator of United Nations in Sri Lanka Subinay Nandy cracks a joke at the end of his farewell call on Minister Bathiudeen in Colombo on 11 January.