UN supports north on CV's request: Spokesman

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United Nations said yesterday it was exploring provision of a broad package of technical and financial assistance including the support of the Northern Province to bolster citizen confidence in the peace process on a request made by the Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneshwaran.

UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said UN supported the Government and the people of Sri Lanka and their efforts to advance reconciliation and accountability.

When asked about Peacebuilding Fund, Mr. Dujarric said Fund were initiatives to advance the process of reconciliation in Sri Lanka by resettlement of internally displaced persons, national reconciliation, strengthening human rights mechanism, and ending impunity.

“What is currently under discussion for support by the Peacebuilding Fund are initiatives to advance the process of reconciliation in Sri Lanka by resettlement of internally displaced persons, national reconciliation, strengthening human rights mechanism, and ending impunity.  The UN support is always based on the basis of inclusive and participatory consultations with all key stakeholders.  And my understanding is that already $1 million have been already dispersed to support resettlement and integration initiatives for the remaining internally displaced people in the north and east on land that’s been… on seized land that have been returned by the Government.  For the rest, we continue to consult with the Government of Sri Lanka and the Northern Provincial Council and all key stakeholders to finalize the UN support,” he said.

When asked about an international mechanism, UN spokesman said whether it was domestic or international, that will need to be determined and that they were obviously awaiting the High Commissioner’s report and recommendations to make that decision.


  Comments - 23

  • giri Saturday, 01 August 2015 06:10 PM

    Why cant CV develop North when MR sold the country to China and developed only south??? Racism in Srilanka wont develop any community to develop.

    kumar Sunday, 02 August 2015 05:04 PM

    several dogs in the manger are barking. well said modaya.

    Sikuru Saturday, 01 August 2015 12:45 PM

    The MR cultists will now spam "divide the country lie" even though the UN is developing the north

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 03 August 2015 03:31 PM

    This is a speculative world.

    pras Sunday, 02 August 2015 01:00 AM

    TNA is the worst racist party. this bugger is a terrorist.where were these so called tamil leaders when ipkf was killing & raping. UN has a different agenda. only solution bring back Gota via DM Android App

    sach Saturday, 01 August 2015 01:41 PM

    LOL RW fellows are so naive

    modaya Sunday, 02 August 2015 01:58 AM

    It is pure jealasy. Majority of the people cannot negotiate or understand English comments in a agreement but beat the jealasy drum . If some can get funds to develop part of the country be proud about it.

    Sam Saturday, 01 August 2015 01:49 PM

    This report looks wrong as the UN NEVER accepts any requests not coming through the member states. But the fact that UN Spokesperson refers to Vignashveran is also not acceptable.

    patriot Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:00 PM

    So this is UN first step to divide the country since MR is coming back.

    Sapu Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:25 PM

    Why should UN divide the country?

    Sapu Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:25 PM

    Time of those propaganda has ended

    Sampa Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:27 PM

    Sam, the UN can accept ANY request for funds as long as the state allows

    Sapu Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:28 PM

    Sach who is naive? who worships a self-procedural king?

    Mailmen Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:44 PM

    The UN cannot divide a country. If MR did proper reconciliation and re-settlement UN would not be meddling in SL affairs and we would have never lost the GSP. via DM Android App

    ranga Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:56 PM

    how on earth can a chief minister directly discuss or request matters from UNis the FM and PM deaf n blind via DM Android App

    Waco Saturday, 01 August 2015 03:06 PM

    What about the sinhala families who were living in North and East before the war? They have not yet been re-settled.

    Sikuru Saturday, 01 August 2015 03:36 PM

    No one wants SL divided! It was a Lie MR created to justify his rule

    Sapu Saturday, 01 August 2015 03:37 PM

    MR said that everyone is trying to divide the country but we knew it was a really big lie to justify the rule of terror

    Cheers Saturday, 01 August 2015 04:12 PM

    MR is form will not bow down to divisions one country one people and people or communities cannot mix rights and interest those 2 are different

    Waco Sunday, 02 August 2015 11:06 AM

    Mr.President what is happening? Earlier you said security forces will not be reduced in North and East. Now you say the country will not be divided. Do you expect us to belive you?

    ranga Saturday, 01 August 2015 05:17 PM

    Sikuru...what ignoranceCM has no right whatsoever to discuss request or carry out discussions with UN unless permitted by the head of state...correct me if Im wrong pls... via DM Android App

    ravin Saturday, 01 August 2015 05:15 PM

    Wake up ministry of foreign affaires !!!!!Warming up for another winter sleep?? Tell UN that it is Sri Lanka - a unitary state is the member state of UN. Not part of the country-northern province. Be it UN or anyone, be clear. There is only one Sri Lanka as a state is having UN membership. Do not let the swollen crook heads in the UN to decide what a unitary state means and do. All support UN is giving to be decided by the Government of Sri Lanka and to be channeled through Sri Lankan government. Where are the bureaucrats at ministry of foreign affairs?? Get your heads cleared? At least get an examples from our big neighbor "India". Do not let any politician/s with wasted interest to decide future of our country our children. Dose forming of UN and there charter should directly involved in supporting only part of any unitary state? Over to you sleeping ministry of foreign Affaires bureaucrats !!!!

    nimal Sunday, 02 August 2015 02:42 PM

    you are a such a idiot!..nobody else has done more than what MR regime has done for the north and east!.. ever!...

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