The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, who arrived in the island last afternoon, is expected to hold key discussions with several stakeholders during her stay.

The UN Special Rapporteur who arrived yesterday will meet with State authorities, the National Human Rights Commission and civil society actors to assess the current situation pertaining to national, religious and linguistic minorities of Sri Lanka.

Ndiaye will also travel to the Northern, North Central, Eastern and Central Provinces to meet with minority communities.  The Special Rapporteur will present her preliminary findings and recommendations on October 20 in Colombo.