UN envoy meets Sri Lankan Minister
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 October 2007, 02:35 GMT]
UN special Rapporteaur Mr.Manfred Nowak Monday held talks with Sri
Lankan Minister of Human Rights Mr.Mahinda Samarasinghe at the
latter's office. The talks centred on the condition of detainees held
in detention camps and prisons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act
(PTA) and Emergency Regulations, according to sources close to the Minister.
Mr.Manfred Nowak is on an eight-day stay in Sri Lanka at the
invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka.
He is scheduled to visit
north and east to obtain first hand information from the affected
persons due to present wave of violence and detention centres and
prisons where detainees are held.