SL should honour commitments made in 2009: UN

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The United Nations recalled the commitments made by the Sri Lankan Government in its joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in May 2009 and urged Sri Lanka to remain committed to its undertaking.

The UN spokeswoman Eri Kaneko, who spoke to Daily Mirror, urged the Sri Lankan Government to constructively engage and cooperate with the OHCHR in implementing the resolution adopted at the 25th UNHRC session in March.

She made these comments in response to several statements made by the government recently on the upcoming investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on alleged violations of human rights and humanitarian law during the conflict period in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Kaneko also referred to External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris’s statement that the resolution was not welcome in Sri Lanka.

“The Secretary-General has consistently underlined the importance of an accountability process for addressing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Sri Lanka. He welcomes the determination by the HR Chief to advance accountability and promote lasting peace and reconciliation in the country,” Ms. Kaneko said adding that the UN would remain engaged with Sri Lanka to support efforts to make progress in accountability, reconciliation and a lasting political solution. (Lakna Paranamanna)
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  • Renu Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:28 AM

    when rulers go back on promises they are not leaders ot Statemen, but they are called gallarymen. We are now reaping the repercussions of the false promises given by such leaders" "UN Security Council backs a War Crime inquiery in Sri-Lanka"

    dalubanda Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:42 AM

    Mr Moon is waiting, waiting and waiting.

    Chaminda Tilakumara Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:53 AM

    Why is UN being quiet on war crimes commtted by US, UK and their allies in vietnam, iraq, lybia, guantanamo bay illegal torture chambers ?

    Why there is NO action being taken by UN for above war crimes and crimes against humanity?

    Concerned Citizen Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:55 AM

    Did Ban Ki Moon, Prabakaran and Ranil keep their promises?

    Concerned Citizen Saturday, 12 April 2014 12:06 PM

    Did Ban Ki Moon keep his promise? When it was pointed out his panel led by Dharusman was illegal, he promised it was only a panel to advice him and not an investigation, nor would the report be placed in the public domain. What did he do? Is not this report with full of assumptions and without any witnesses, the main weapon used by Navi Pillai and the hostile nations? Further, all statements and conduct hitherto by the OHCHR has shown it is more like a biased Kangaroo court and Sri Lanka should keep it at arms length, because the anti-SriLankan report they want to release could already be finished..

    jinadasa perera Saturday, 12 April 2014 06:45 PM

    Ban ki moon .Darwin's missing link!!!!, via DM iPad app

    Socialist Monday, 14 April 2014 02:12 PM

    Mahinda Rajapakshe and his bone lickers have and will project this as a threat to SL sovereignty merely to hoodwink the electorate, save its skin and prolong its tenure. UNO nor UNHRC aren't on a witch-hunt on SL people. It's merely holding the regime to honour its commitment that was signed sealed and delivered then.

    Kamal Raj Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:42 AM

    Sri Lanka is again starting war in North. The only possible way the present president could win the next election to create problems within society. Now Sri Lanka is not safe to live at all. all educated people are leaving the country.

    ABC Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:18 AM

    When SL was struggling with terrorism where were u hiding? via DM Android App

    slwala Sunday, 13 April 2014 12:07 AM

    Sir, you are barking the wrong tree. Sri Lanka will do exactly what warrants at any given time and the circumstances. So, this day and age don't expect any old school stuff but reality.

    Vas Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:18 AM

    Gosl never meets its promises - that is the problem all along - broken promises

    antonsunil Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:41 AM

    UN too must honor its commitments to the rest of the world without been biased towards some countries and doing the dirty work for some countries

    vijay Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:48 AM

    speedier implementation otherwise intervention

    saman Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:51 AM

    bla bla bla.....

    ENg.M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:53 AM

    Have a referendum in Sri Lanka on this issue at UN expense and it will be found that over 70 % will back our Government

    Nims Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:25 AM

    Mr Moon why only Sri Lanka. You must make the US, UK and their allies too accountable for the crimes committed by them if you are truly a man.

    salla Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:38 AM

    are these guys in the UN dumb....so it is only SL who has to honor commitement is it? so what about israel/mynamar/CAR/UK/US/canada?u seem to have excused them is it .? pls stay away from the war crimes and look in to the communal disharmony created by BBS/Jathika hel urumaya as they seem to be the next terrorists creating racial disharmony...

    mack Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:04 PM

    government needs to be in power,these promises to the UN just lies to hoodwinked ban ki moon via DM Android App

    pandora Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:51 AM

    This government is doing all the WRONG things that international community would want them to do.
    After funding over millions of dollars in aid to building the Mahaweli project to J'pura Hospital/Parliament etc. for the benefit of all the sri lankan's it is stupid to believe international community to pose a blind eye if they see that those aid does not benefit all the sri lankans. If the government doesn't cooperate with IC then we will see the situation deteriorate beyond anyone's control. Sanctions are inevitable if that is the case.That is the last thing anyone wants.

    anjosh Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:51 AM

    Hi ABC,

    It was with the full cooperation of the International Community including India, USA etc we managed to defeat LTTE. If not, Srilanka would have been divided into two by now. Don't make silly comments if you do not know the facts.

    Asanka Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:28 AM

    Finally it's out now, the government has agreed by committing on proper investigation and reconciliation way back in 2009.. This what UNP has being saying ..

    Now MR cannot back down from it, it's in writing and sealed and sighned by both parties..

    MR now don't scream saying UN is interfering on SL matters, after you have agreed.. Truth is out people...

    pissu Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:58 AM

    UN is not waiting for your referendum. They have had their votes at Geneva. You can have 99% supporting SL Govt. but no use.

    anji Sunday, 13 April 2014 01:10 PM

    Well said sir...

    hello Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:03 AM

    Hello mate, how did you arrive at 70%. Only Sinhalese voting for the Govt? This is really the problem in Sri Lanka.

    joe Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:16 AM

    There is a communication problem between UN and Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    UN talks about human rights violation and Mahinda says come and see the developements I have done.

    Can some one translate UN questions in Singhala to Mahinda.

    Or is he dumm.


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