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UN rights chief to raise 'concerns' in Sri Lanka

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The UN's top rights official began her visit to Sri Lanka Sunday by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns with Colombo. 

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay speaks to reporters in Colombo on August 25, 2013. She began her visit to Sri Lanka Sunday by brushing aside criticism that she overstepped her brief and vowing to raise human rights concerns.

Navi Pillay, who has previously called for a war crimes investigation against Sri Lanka, said she was only holding it to human rights standards agreed to by all nations.

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