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Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war, its foreign minister said on Monday, Reuters reported.

The UN, through a United States-led resolution, last month set an international inquiry into the alleged war crimes and human rights abuses after the island nation's government had failed to investigate them properly.

Sri Lankan government has rejected the allegations.

External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris said the government had not accepted the UN investigations due to concerns over its legality, fairness, and some conflict of interest issues.

"Where the government is required to do anything to support the investigation or to participate in it, the government will not do that," Peiris told a Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) forum on Monday. "Nobody can come here without the cooperation of the Sri Lankan government."

However, the government will not prevent anybody from giving evidence to any such investigation as there could be various views from different people, he said.

It is still not clear how the UN would conduct its probe, Peiris said.

"They will have to tell us what they want to do. But the clear policy decision had been taken that we do not associate ourself with the inquiry and we do not submit to the jurisdiction of the investigating committee," he said.
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  • Paackeer Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:48 AM

    If the government cooperate the UN inquiry, only some individuals will be affected. If the government do not cooperate the country will be affected.

    K.J.mohan Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:49 AM

    If Srilanka says there is no war crime, why they worry about UN

    vignes Monday, 07 April 2014 10:43 PM

    Why don't you get out from UN? If you cant accept UN

    ram Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:24 AM

    he is correct SL wont cooperate they need UN to handle in their own.

    rosebud Monday, 07 April 2014 10:39 PM

    Well said, but I hope you are ready for the consequences and the country will not pay the price. via DM Android App

    simple Simon Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:43 AM

    I will not be surprised if he will be begging to coorperate in the future!!

    Cobra Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:49 AM

    Brave words that can always be taken as misconstrued or denied altogether. So let us wait and see what happens behind the curtain when the time comes.

    Peace Lover Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:26 AM

    If Sri Lanka has not done any wrong why fear? Get the UN officials to come and make their own investigation. It is good to allow them to carryout the investigation rather than bringing the UN forces into our country. That will make matters worst for the country and the people.

    nicky karunarathna Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:29 AM

    It was a war of two parties and both armed to their teeth. In a war, according to UN own charter there cannot be crimes committed either party. In that case every war including Iraqi war bring the human right violations against US, UK and their allies please. There cannot be selective in this game in one's fancies and antics.

    Pissupoosa Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:41 AM

    Before Pilley came on a fact finding mission he said the same thing. This is all Bajaar Talk for local consumption. via DM iPad app

    CROW Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:45 PM

    PROF! YOU KNOW LAWS. DONT WORRY. WE ARE WITH YOU FOR EVER. DONT ADMIT UN INTO OUR COUNTRY.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:41 AM

    So who are those not biased in this world in the eyes of the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka? Only those who state an international investigation is not required (bcos the cat will be out of the bag)? those who say SL did not commit war crimes (why worry in the first place if one has not committed the crimes)? those who are happy that SL has done a lot for reconciliation (like the Chinese and Russians for giving cheques to build roads, airports, harbors and low quality power stations for exorbitant values).

    Ammaa Monday, 07 April 2014 06:10 PM

    Too much corruption too mich waste money for nothing. Professor please teach how to run a decent family

    SEAN Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:12 AM

    war crimes will follow

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 08 April 2014 02:34 AM

    Considering how biased the UN has been the verdict is a foregone conclusion

    K.J.mohan Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:00 AM

    Very good comment

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:59 PM

    First Foreign Minister in the country A C S., R.W., L..K.,M.S., to day where status remain?

    vijay Tuesday, 08 April 2014 02:49 AM

    SL won’t cooperate United Nations.

    tony Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:13 AM

    DONT MAKE STUPID STATEMENTS. ULTIMATELY THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO SUFFER. ALL YOU GUYS WILL LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND LET THE PEOPLE SUFFER. DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY. HAD THE GOVT TOOK STEPS TO HAVE THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS EARLIER THIS COULD WELL HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:42 AM

    Ah!

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:56 AM

    I thought Sri Lanka got more votes or nuts as per you calculation and reasoning. So what is this talk talk!

    Noah Don Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:13 AM

    and risk economic and travel sanctions which will result in more poverty, hunger and the country going to ruin from a thirld world country to a poverty stricken country.

    max Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:25 AM

    very foolish.some one determind to go to jail.

    K.J.mohan Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:32 AM

    What are you talking , govt says there are no war crimes then what to investigate

    R.Dias Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:42 AM

    Anyway the Foreign Minister is a write off....he cannot visit Europe..US...UK or India...what can he discuss...?

    Kosapu Monday, 07 April 2014 09:42 PM

    Sir,

    If that happens , you know the next step UN can take - isnt it ?


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