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UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon has expressed concern over the lack of progress of a joint statement which both he and President Mahinda Rajapaksa had agreed during the visit to Sri Lanka last year by the UN chief.

“I raised this issue and discussed it. I made clear to President Rajapaksa that I intend to move forward on a Group of Experts which will advise me on setting the broad parameters and standards on the way ahead on establishing accountability concerning Sri Lanka. For that purpose, we have agreed that I dispatch Under-Secretary-General of Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe in the very near future,” the UN chief told reporter in New York.

Ban ki-moon said he had a frank and honest exchange of views with President Rajapaksa, last Thursday night over the telephone on issues that were of concern to both of them and this included moving forward on political reconciliation, further movement on the condition of internally displaced persons, and the establishment of an accountability process.  (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:39 AM

    Pouring water on a ducks back

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:28 AM

    Sri Lanka style, any promises made during election time or at international level are mere promises but no to be honoured. VIVA.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:54 PM

    Mr. Moon, you are very new to Sri Lankan politics ... never expect any progress.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:07 AM

    Mr. Ban, Why are you wasting your valuable time.. This country has lack of progress in everything since independence..

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:15 AM

    First, Ban ki-moon must look after Afgan people and killing of innocent people by USA troops. Then he can spend time for other minor matters.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 07:54 PM

    The UN should understand one thing, very clearly. Our President will not give into any demands made by the UN or Western countries. As long as China is with us, we are happy. Who cares about UN and the West?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:07 AM

    What was this joint statement? If our pres hd agreed on it - then he shd adhere to it. BROKEN PROMISES as usual.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:08 PM

    All Sri Lankans living outside of Sri Lanka should try to go live in China - they won't keep you guys for even an hour! Shame on you guys. Sucking the blood of the US and talking bad about it. ... Show some class.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:24 AM

    We are making progress but we cannot agree for one thing "Power Sharing".

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:30 AM

    Good move Sir, The King thinks he can have is own ways but doesnt realize he is living in modern times

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:50 PM

    In 'sinking lanka' one doesn't have 'frank and honest' discussions with politicians. Mr. Moon, please don't waste time; appoint the panel of experts, ASAP.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:18 AM

    We have no problem in our Country, why you are worried???
    Please pay your attention on African Countires/Afganistan & Plastines.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:47 AM

    Lack of Progress on what? Why don't you investgate US on Afhan and Iran, US is not not the SP any more, it is China.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:59 AM

    no wonder.We are quite deft at going back on promises.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:15 AM

    That is just like an election promises only............... No action further.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:19 AM

    Because of Srilanka's lack ok progress,it is the duty of the top man in the UN to do his duty.I think it is not good for Srilanka if

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:48 AM

    WoW,

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 06:32 AM

    You aren't the only one...

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 06:58 AM

    Is he running out of work ??

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 07:15 AM

    Where is your concern about Afgahnisthan and Iraq


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