Sri Lankans protest against UN rights chief's visit

By REUTERS
August 26, 2013 16:13




COLOMBO - About 100 Sri Lankan demonstrators led by Buddhist monks protested on Monday against UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, saying she should get out of the country and not criticise its human rights record.

The protesters gathered at the UN head office in the capital, Colombo, as Pillay began a seven-day fact finding mission on Sri Lanka's rights record.

"She should visit countries like Iraq and Afghanistan which have become slaughter-houses," said protesting Buddhist monk Ittekande Saddatissa.


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