Wednesday, 20th August 2014

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President tells Foreign Correspondents about Advisory Panel
  • Purely a domestic mechanism
  • Pillay’s parting statement betrayed UNHRC bias

Two new members - Avdash Kaushal and Ahmer Bilal Soofie - have been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Commission on Disappearances raising its membership to five. Disclosing this to Foreign Correspondents based in Sri Lanka at Temple Trees yesterday, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the appointments were made on the request of the Chairman of the Commission Maxwell Paranagama who said it would be useful to have the advice of international experts for the proper functioning of the Commission.

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