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By Sherwani Synon

Visiting Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi, speaking to reporters in Colombo a short while ago, said that the UN panel should not interfere in Sri Lanka but only offer advice and suggestions in consultation with the government.

He said that the UN panel being setup to advice UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon on Sri Lanka can offer insight and experience to the government which has also created its own commission of lessons learnt and reconciliation.

"The perception gap should be breached soon as possible and the attitude should not only to be about criticizing and condemning but to also enforce a better comprehension about the challenges that Sri Lanka is facing," Akashi said.

Ending his 20th visit to the island, Akashi also expressed optimism of a positive change in post war Sri Lanka saying that now there was an opportunity for national and ethnic reconciliation in the country.

"I wish that the Tamil Diaspora could receive direct reliable information about what is taking place in the country and if more Tamil Diaspora living aboard could visit Sri Lanka they would be able to see what the government has achieved so far although there is much more to be done," he said. (Daily Mirror online)






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  • Sunday, 20 June 2010 05:04 PM

    Shame on you all four nations, constitutent of the so called ?? group. Let there be justice. If you and we fail to do it, the new generations will eventually suffer the consequences; it is history.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 06:33 AM

    Well said!!!!!!..Hope Mr Moon hear this and not going to support Pro-LTTE INGOs

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 06:36 AM

    Akashi, are you trying to jump into Sri Lankan politics as well? Vey interesting....I wonder what the inspiration is.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 07:25 AM

    Mr. Akashi, could you please tell us, how can we draw the line in between UN advisory capacity & interference. It depends on the way how the government and UN interpretation. Whatever at the end it would definitely be an unnecessary interference. Now we only need genuine assistant from the international community to re-build Lanka.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 07:39 AM

    That is it. Finally every critics would understand the ground reality in SL. We greatly respect you sir for your understanding.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:02 AM

    neither should you....

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:06 AM

    Mr.Ahashi,
    I am a Tamil Canadian, a well informed one. Are you aware of the fact there have been many so called "Riots" where many Tamils were killed. No Inquiry, No One was arrested, No One was convicted. Are you telling, we diasapora Tamils do not know what's going on ehhhhhhh......

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:46 AM

    Wow. I love Akashi !!

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:47 AM

    What's the point in telling this to us in SL. If you have some guts tell the UN. Few people are pleased to hear you, but dont think that you can sell your books to all.
    Hope you had a good vacation in SL for the 20th time.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 08:49 AM

    Will UN panel due to investigate the war crimes against Tamil civilians alone...... why not the the same panel will investigate the anarchism carried out by LTTE against Sinhalese and Muslim civilians... these too must be accounted for any war crimes....

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 09:11 AM

    What do you want to do? Do something positive. There is no room for terrorism any more. Send your money to develop the North and the people live in that area.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 09:45 AM

    Of course they shouldn't interfere in world affairs!! They are JUST the "UNITED NATIONS" after all.... !!!!

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 09:47 AM

    You Sir, should visit Sri Lanka and see for yourself the ground situation without listening to false propaganda.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 10:09 AM

    The truth is that.

    Sunday, 20 June 2010 10:29 AM

    yes Mr.Akasi you also don't interfere in our country.


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