The UN’s long delayed report on accountability for war crimes in Sri Lanka is now slated to be handed to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today (12), the Inner City Press reported quoting sources.
The report will not be made public at that time, they say, and perhaps it never will, it said.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June, 2010 named a three-member panel of experts to advise him on how he should proceed with investigating violations of human rights and humanitarian law during the concluding stages of that country's long-drawn-out separatist war May, 2009.
The panel was tasked to examine the modalities, applicable international standards and comparative experience with regard to accountability processes, taking into account the nature and scope of any alleged violations in Sri Lanka.
Comments - 12
Srith Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:20 AM
International drama for local drama! but purposes are different...
Guru Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:29 AM
Make it public ASAP and arrest all whom need to be arrested.
Kato Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:35 AM
Well said. Unfortunately, countries with power will only ask weaker countires to do as they say not as they do.
Bruz Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:37 AM
Ban K.M will do something to save his Nambiar guy & Mahinda pal & the victorious war hero shavendra,& the shrewd sri lankan asset Palitha Kohonna. Not to worry !
Managala Tuesday, 12 April 2011 07:13 AM
Worst U.N Secretary Ever Ban Ki Moon, the West Who Could Not Keep true mission of the UN.
YP Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:08 PM
So the Sri Lankan media is not biased? Do they have those standards that you are preaching?
Niranjan Tuesday, 12 April 2011 07:44 AM
Wish the UN could show the same attitude and alertness with regard to the US and Western countries which went about killing millions of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of finding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Although I condemn any form of Human Rights violations, I feel the UN is being discriminatory of its treatment of Sri Lanka. I also appeal the rulers of our country to kindly put an end to all forms of abuses and violations!
mike Tuesday, 12 April 2011 07:47 AM
No proper investigations done. Only talking to LTTE diaspora. So will be a useless report not worth wasting time. UN also threatened to send a peace keeping force to stop da war in final stages but nothing happened.
Lasantha Pethiyagoda Tuesday, 12 April 2011 07:47 AM
The Western media establishments have carefully chosen editorial staff through a selective process that filters critics, so that independent journalists or dissent based on raw facts is never exposed or allowed to influence public thought. Competing or differing views are shown, but their thoughts are only reflected within the narrow spectrum of commentary and opinion that preserves the benevolence and good intentions of their clients.
chandana Tuesday, 12 April 2011 03:33 PM
perhaps in your dreams only !!
Guru4U Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:38 AM
They were not allowed to do much investigation in situ, i.e. here!
Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:41 AM
Prejudiced; conclusions are forgone.
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