By Gandhya Senanayake
The Sri Lankan government says its stand on the appointment of a panel of experts by the UN remains unchanged and it is awaiting the outcome of the Commission of Inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation appointed by President Mahinda Rajapakse.
The government has consistently opposed the appointment of a panel of experts by the UN to advise UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon on Sri Lanka’s civil war and UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe told reporters following a two day visit to Sri Lanka that the UN will go ahead with the panel.
When asked to comment on the still UN going ahead with the panel government Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the government stand on the matter is clear and the reply to the creation of a panel was Sri Lanka creating its own commission. (Daily Mirror online)