UN Commisioner Calls for Return of Land in Sri Lanka

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  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged the Sri Lankan military to accelerate the return of land to rightful owners and reduce its size in the Northern and Eastern provinces.
  • Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent statement that all the disappeared persons were “probably dead” had created “great distress” among their families.
  • Mr. Hussein said rapid action should be taken to “identify precisely who is still alive and who has died or been killed, identify the location of their remains, and provide redress”.