EU supports Panel report

10 May 2011 12:19 pm - 34     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The European Union today expressed support to the recently-published report of the UN Secretary-General Panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka saying it "is an important development." The Panel has concluded that there are credible allegations that major violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed on all sides in the conflict", the statement said.

"The EU reiterates its view that an independent process to address these extremely serious allegations should contribute to strengthening the process of reconciliation and ensuring lasting peace and security in Sri Lanka, " said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a statement.

The EU hopes that the government of Sri Lanka will recognise the constructive objectives of the report, and encourages it to engage with the UNSG on its contents, said Ashton.

Sri Lanka has rejected the Panel's report as fundamentally flawed and based on patently biased materials. (Kuwait News Agency)

  Comments - 34

  • Darwin Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:05 PM

    Not just face, we may have to face sanctions.

    sam Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:33 AM

    as ex pected...yes EU banned LTTE. but LTTE funds are comming from it's ausless ,just a paper work

    Ezhilini Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:23 PM

    Now we can see, The patriots, voices against EU, against Iraq, afghan.. etc etc. These patriots are like a cat,closed its eyes tightly and saying the world is dark.

    raj Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:29 PM

    now it is obvious that Sri Lanka is isolated by the same international communicty who supported the war against. The same community still does not go against the war, but crimes against humanity.

    Finally world is divided into two groups after the release of the report. The one who are war criminals and their supporters of the report, the others who are supporters of justice for the victims and the report.

    cracko Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:38 PM

    I wonder why this LTTE diaspora could not buy over the Chinese with the huuuge amount of money at their disposal!!

    appu Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:23 PM

    Close all the SL embecies in Europe. Will send Merve and the Squd. He will teach a lesson.

    Darwin Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:54 PM

    The countries in the EU are very free and democratic. You can do what you like.

    Hawa Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:54 PM

    Cats will vow for the milk

    David Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:17 PM

    That's what EU don't want to happen in Sri Lanka, a lasting peace.

    karan Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:00 PM

    We were happly with EU when they banned LTTE. now we are saying that the LTTE funded to EU to support the UN report.

    David Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:18 PM

    Of course we voice against EU. I understand your frustration on LTTE's destruction.

    Srith Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:09 PM

    Humanitarian war > Diplomatic war > ?

    shan Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:46 PM

    Still someone there to talk about innconent civiliion of Jaffna.
    Thanks EU

    Patriot Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:20 AM

    That would have had more credibility if they had prepared reports when innocent people were dying from suicide bombings... Or don't they matter at all?

    Rupesinghe Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:30 AM

    Thats more than enough for us.

    wathsala Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:33 PM


    Priyantha Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:17 AM

    All are selfish...

    Apalled Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:48 AM

    The report condemns atrocities committed by both sides. Didn't you notice that??

    SL Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:50 PM

    How about innocent LTTE terrorists?

    ami Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:55 PM


    Salute war heroes Wednesday, 11 May 2011 05:59 AM

    Can't let any of these so called unions to condemn our victory over terrorism in any cost. How many brave soldiers have died to save mother Lanka?

    Wara Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:17 AM

    Is this a news at first place ? This is like Darusman supports panel report !! This is their report and what else you all want to say about it ???

    Labby Tuesday, 10 May 2011 12:47 PM

    First we lost GSP plus, and now we are losing face.

    malkanthi Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:39 AM

    It is high time we realize positioning educated, diplomatic, intellectuals at the right place, the problem today is not the panel report, but lack of caliber to counter attack!!

    mad patriot Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:17 PM

    Only China, Russia, Iran, Libiya, North korea are agaist the UN report, which is understandable based on their human rights record

    CP Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:13 PM


    Anu Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:53 AM

    We have our face but egg on it all the time

    Miliband Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:00 AM

    As no GST to bargain, can they impose trade sanctions unilaterally without a UN resolution?

    Konde bendapucheena Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:58 PM

    No Surprise

    Appu Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:02 PM

    In order to ensure lasting peace and security EU needs to stop growing LTTE seeds in their soils.

    nadu Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:59 PM

    Now we know where the LTTE diaspora money goes to....Now the LTTE is no more..Now they are spending on EU politicos.....

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