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UN Chief supports Zeid’s views on SL

11 November 2014 07:56 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has supported the views of UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein on Sri Lanka and agreed with Zeid that the Government of Sri Lanka should cooperate in the investigations on alleged war crimes and human rights abuses.

“The Secretary‑General supports the views of High Commissioner Zeid and he agrees with High Commissioner Zeid that the Government of Sri Lanka should cooperate.  And we will continue to urge that they do so,” Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General FarhanHaq told media in New York.

Last week, Zeid said Sri Lanka’s continuing campaign of distortion and disinformation about the OISL and attempts to prevent witnesses from submitting information to it was an affront to the UNHRC mandated investigation.


He said the government’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation should not be used to undermine its integrity.


“Instead it raises concerns about the integrity of the government in question. Why would governments with nothing to hide go to such extraordinary lengths to sabotage an impartial international investigation?” Zeid asked.

 


  Comments - 6

  • Vernon Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:17 PM

    The answer to your question dear Mr. Zeid, is that there is nothing called impartial in the international arena. Each party is biased by their own agenda.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:30 PM

    These people here are experts on mud slinging. They hate truth if is disadvantageous for them.That is the democracy they know.

    gobbaya Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:31 PM

    time for modawansha to open his mouth or do another lemonpuff fast... via DM Android App

    GKA Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:44 PM

    All in the same boat. Why would the UNHCR go to such extraordinary length to investigate the happenings in Sri Lanka, whilst hundreds are being killed daily in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and many other Central African countries? We like to see the investigation in Palastine as well.

    GKA Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:44 PM

    All in the same boat. Why would the UNHCR go to such extraordinary length to investigate the happenings in Sri Lanka, whilst hundreds are being killed daily in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and many other Central African countries? We like to see the investigation in Palastine as well.

    CHANDRASOMA Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:22 AM

    THIS IS THE FACT. THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE CASE. NO OTHER COMMENT CAN MATCH THIS STATEMENT.


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