The government is likely to invite UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to visit Sri Lanka, in the wake of her damning report on the Human Rights Record of the country.

This move according to highly placed government sources will allow her to gather first-hand information on the various development and strategic measures taken place to further human rights and reconciliation since the end of the separatist war in 2009.

In 2013, then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visited Sri Lanka but her visit was plagued by controversy after then Minister Mervyn Silva made some remarks, involving her.

Later Zeid Al Hussein visited Sri Lanka in his capacity as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights during the tenure of President Maithripla Sirisena



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