The visit of the Expert Panel to Sri Lanka was not essential, but such a visit would be useful, the United Nations said yesterday.
In response to an email question sent by the Inner City Press, the UN said, “discussions are ongoing. The panel wants to engage with Sri Lankan actors relevant to the question of accountability. A visit would be useful but is not essential for the panel to provide advice to the Secretary-General.”
JVP & UNP lost a BIG topic to talk & fool the people.
Thas Wednesday, 26 January 2011 09:35 AM
Of course it's not essential. Plenty of genuine evidence available outside SL.
spark Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:35 AM
The LLRC is already a puppet. Even the interim recomendations of LLRC has gathered dust on MR's table.
Anti-Diplomacy Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:51 AM
When I see these statements,I begin to hate diplomacy and diplomats. They are more concerned of words than deeds and in the end hypocratic. That's why so many problems are unresolved and more problems are growing every day
Said Hussein Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:41 AM
The Expert Panel sent by the UN must be free to investigate and find the real truth in Sri Lanka. No one should obect to this.
Said Hussein London
MR Wednesday, 26 January 2011 08:06 AM
I have 50 years of experience in gilmart, I can virtually fool any one in the world, including Moon!
anura Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:25 AM
what ever you do , fast track your process and bring war criminals to Hage.. thats all we want!
pandula Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:28 AM
Yes! Man is in your backyard no need to c.ome here.
Cobra Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:30 AM
Then what was the big hue and cry all about? The UN is getting cold feet over a tinpot republic's stand and that is not a good sign!
Powerless Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:53 AM
All talks and no action; it is time to get rid of UN, a useless body wasting global resources.
Ananda Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:57 AM
UN Should spend their time on other real human right violations, war crimes and corruptions within the UN instead of this wasteful excersise agasint Sri Lanka's defeat of most brutal terrorist organization in the world
spark Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:01 AM
If the GOSL is not corporating in this issue (for obvious reasons) then the panel needs to complete its study with availble data and proceed rapidly in dealing with the perpetrators of war crimes. This is a mandate and responsibility of the UN not only if it happened in Sri Lanka, but any country in the world.
amedha Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:03 AM
there lies the challenge.We should ensure the LLRC delivers on accountability and the GOSL implements speedily its recomendations,then the SG's panel becomes irrelevant
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