United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay, who is on a weeklong visit to Sri Lanka, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa here on Friday.

According to a statement from the President’s office, Ms. Pillay is said to have “acknowledged the post-war progress in Sri Lanka”. Over the last week, she has travelled across the country, including the war-torn north, to meet civil society members, politicians and activists.

She also met senior politicians across parties, including those in the ruling coalition and the Opposition. She will meet the press here on Saturday.(In picture, ethnic Tamils stage a protest during the visit.)