|SL delegation meets with three regional groups and holds number of bilateral meetings in Geneva|
|Tuesday, 03 March 2009|
On the second day of the on-going High-Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Sri Lankan delegation led by Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights, held three regional group meetings and several bilateral meetings in the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
The delegation comprising Hon. Minister Samarasinghe, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, Attorney-General Hon. Mohan Peiris, P.C., Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha and Dr. Rohan Perera, P.C. met with the Asian, African and Latin American Groups in the UN Human rights Council and briefed them about the present situation in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka delegation also conducted bilateral meetings with the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Per Stig Moller, the Canadian Ambassador H.E. Marius Grinius, the UN High-Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Alexander V. Yakovenko and Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, Mr. Gunter Nooke.
Hon. Minister and his delegation are expected to meet, among others, the UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanethem Pillai, tomorrow.
Meeting with the African Group
Meeting with the Asian Group
Meeting with the Canadian Ambassador
Meeting with the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
Meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Yakovenko
With Mr.Gunter Nooke Federal Commissioner for HR and Humanitarian Aid of Germany
With the Group of Latin American States
With the High Commissioner for Refugees Mr Antonio Guterres
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the
United Nations Office
3rd March 2009
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 March 2009 )|
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