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It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of External Affairs that an attempt has been made by an agent to deliver summons issued by a New York Court on the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka’s Mission to the United Nations in New York Major General Shavendra Silva.
 
The Ministry is of the view that Ambassador Shavendra Silva as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York enjoys diplomatic immunities and privileges accorded under the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations as well as the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Therefore, Ambassador Shavendra Silva is protected by the relevant international treaties on diplomatic relations, immunities and privileges and accepted diplomatic practices.
 
Consequently, it would be the responsibility of the host nation and the United Nations to ensure that Ambassador Shavendra Silva’s ability to conduct his duties as a diplomat of Sri Lanka is not hindered in any way by such disruptive activities.  The Ministry of External Affairs will take all necessary measures to ensure that Ambassador Shavendra Silva’s ability to conduct his duties as a diplomat of the Government of Sri Lanka is protected.
 
President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his meeting with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while attending the 66th United Nations General Assembly Sessions in New York brought this issue to the notice of the Secretary General and requested him to extend all possible facilities and protection under the UN mandate to Ambassador Shavendra Silva to enable him to discharge his diplomatic duties efficiently and effectively during his tenure of office in New York. (Source: Ministry of External Affairs, Colombo)

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  • R.Dias Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:49 AM

    not from his conscience or from GOD if he believes there is one.

    Ezhilini Thursday, 29 September 2011 05:52 AM

    International treaties? why are they needed for an innocent?

    Lankan Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:10 AM

    Major,you are already in the lion's den.

    premasiri Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:02 AM

    our hero,we are sri lankan all are with you.

    kalum Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:10 AM

    Verry good ,

    Karusan Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:57 AM

    This is not good. We have many questions to ask from him regarding our people's fate.

    sonna Wednesday, 28 September 2011 04:53 AM

    A coward and TRAITOR

    lal Wednesday, 28 September 2011 04:55 AM

    Why don't bring him back until finish this quarry.

    Guru Wednesday, 28 September 2011 05:07 AM

    Not for too long, one day you have to answer for the crimes committed by you. No war criminal has escaped and you can't be a diplomat through out. Do you know that.

    sunandika Wednesday, 28 September 2011 05:15 AM

    Dear Karusan - Why do not you ask the fate of thousands of Srilankans (sinhalese/muslims/tamils/burghers etc) killed by
    LTTE terriosts.

    Ranawaka Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:04 AM

    Answer is simple...all top terrorist who refuse to surrender and opted to fight werre killed and annihilated. Thanks to Gen Silva, now srilanka is free from terror.

    Common sence. Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:05 AM

    Ambassador Silva there is a mission to be accomplished. We are with you!

    Kaundamani&senthil Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:38 AM

    If a New York Judge is capable of issuing orders to UN Diplomats( Representatives of countries) It is TIME to question the safety of diplomats and legitimacy of having UN HQ in New York.

    sajitha Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:45 AM

    not for us dear!!!! only to the LTTE sympathisers!

    Yaka Wednesday, 28 September 2011 06:46 AM

    Your people? Ah you mean sub-human Prabha and the clan..!
    Their fate was sealed... They are rotting in the hell.


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