An observation project report on Sri Lanka was handed over to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon at the UN Headquarters, New York on Friday, the Inner City Press reported,
Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Palitha Kohona and four other Permanent Representatives including Japan's Permanent Representative Tsuneo Nishida, who led the observation visit to Sri Lanka last December, have handed over the report.
During the handing over event, Nishida told Ban that “Sri Lanka is an important country” and “this morning we would like to present our report,” the media report stated.
Meanwhile, in response to a question, the UN has said:
"The Secretary-General today (Friday) met with H.E. Mr. Tsuneo Nishida, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, together with other representatives (Bangladesh, Nigeria, Romania, Sri Lanka and Columbia University) who participated in a Observation Project visit to Sri Lanka in December 2012.
"As the Chairman of the delegation, Ambassador Nishida presented the report of the Observation Project, which included an assessment of the progress undertaken by the Government of Sri Lanka on post-war issues, including on the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
The Secretary-General recognised the important steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict and strongly underlined the need to address the remaining challenges, particularly on issues relating to reconciliation and accountability. He highlighted the important need for the Government to work constructively with the international community toward that end."
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 03:49 PM
Getting Ready For The Final Rights
Sandra Monday, 25 February 2013 11:53 AM
Ban is good for nothing. He was sleeping when the LTTE was killing en mass - the innocent Sri lankans. So let him sleep for another 100 years just lie the others in US.
Saman Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:23 AM
MR looks at the UN with contempt. That's why he is sending a second-string delegation to Geneva even without GL. He knows that UN resolutions are effectively useless. There are so many resolutions that have been passed against countries like China, Iran etc in the past. What has happened? Nothing. But life still goes on and even those counties that bring in these resolutions have never withdrawn their diplomats. In China, MR sees a bottomless goldmine for his survival. For the Chinese, the investments in SL are just pocket money. Our middle class is dead. The trade unions are being hand-fed by MR. There's no effective opposition. The LTTE is gone.
So the merry making will continue. MR's family will rake in billions and the crumbs will be offered as development money. And our dumb masses will say "Shaaaaaa, dakkada apey Janadhipathi-thumage wada?"
Unfortunately this is SL today. Just learn to live with it or migrate overseas.
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lal Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:54 AM
It is fashionable amongst English speakers in Sri Lanka to accuse those in power with corruption. This has been the theme in Sri Lanka for decades starting with Srimavo govt, JR and Premadasa govts, Chandrika and now the Rajapakses. One would think that at a time when mad men and women in Tamil Nadu are making unsubstantiated accusations against our country our own would bhavee more sensibly.
gobi Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:58 AM
so please wait Ban another 100 years for accountability and reconciliation. heee heee heee
YOU AND ME Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:54 PM
BUNDLE OF LIES
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