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The African National Congress (ANC) had endorsed the report published by Ban Ki-moon’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka and called for the establishment of an independent body to investigate all violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws committed in the conflict.

 Full statement by the ANC  -

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, had appointed a Panel of Experts to advise him on accountability in the Sri Lankan conflict. Amongst those who served on the panel is Yasmin Sooka, a prominent South African jurist. The Panel of Experts concluded that there were serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam (LTTE), some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The African National Congress has consistently condemned any act of violation of human rights in all conflict areas. We therefore We have noted, with regret, that breakdown of the ceasefire and the negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE led to a military solution of resolving the problems.

The ANC supports the recommendations of the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Panel of Experts that called for the establishment of an independent body to investigate all violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws committed in the conflict.

We also call on the government of Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to address the core grievances of the Tamil population and engage in a genuine reconciliation process.
Issued by:
Head of International Relations
Dr Ebrahim Ebrahim
African National Congress

(Source : African National Congress)
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  • GanjaRabbit Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:37 AM

    raju you are a good comedian. I am still laughing at your comment.

    Dinesh Saturday, 07 May 2011 11:40 AM

    Very true....

    yohanne Saturday, 07 May 2011 11:58 AM

    We do appreciate ANC's comments but before they worry on a subject in a different continent why not heal their own domestic wounds 1st in Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Tunesia, Nigeria, Congo & the list goes on added with world's highest poverty, AIDS & lowest llliteracy rates.

    Amila Cooray Saturday, 07 May 2011 12:12 PM

    I remember they also endorse the LTTE.

    Malik Saturday, 07 May 2011 12:35 PM

    Do you know what is Human Rights? 1st look have you given rights to your own, then look have you given rights to others and talk .You don't even have your own rights at home, so how do you know about Human Rights?

    Nihal Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:02 PM

    Though the Moon's report to be condemned, there is a positive out come of it. MR's regime moving little bit toward democracy. They believed that they can kill or destroy every body those who oppose them last few years.

    Miliband Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:00 PM

    within next 10 years time, white farmers would leave to Australia due to discrimination and insecurity, then SA would like Nigeria or Zimbabwe.

    mad patriot Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:13 PM

    Do you mean SL govt/majority do not respect negotiaions or sathyagrakga? and only aim to wipe out tamils from lanka?

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:00 PM

    What about displacing thousands of homeless people for the FIFA world cup to hide the poverty from the rest of the world? Where was your concerns for Human Rights then? KMA!!

    menda Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:11 PM

    i think its true to say "Äfricans are less Inteligent"

    WANNI Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:35 PM

    SA IS A APARTHEID COUNTRY THEY KNOW TRUE PAIN

    Yuri Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:45 PM

    Listen Sri Lankan, There will be time will come you all to call UN and other expert to look into the matter when this country will turn to Cambodia ,Burma , its not very long.

    Yuri Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:47 PM

    Yes Ganja, its a good comedi, but nothing cant beat the Sri Lankan Comedies.

    bada-uda-gemmba Saturday, 07 May 2011 01:48 PM

    What do you expect from them -- --They are both ONE OF A KIND--TERRORIST.

    sira Monday, 09 May 2011 07:03 AM

    howmany of yo'll haveb read vthe report in full ? I doubt none.

    Priyanka Saturday, 07 May 2011 02:15 PM

    all good citizens of this world wuld naturally want to have justice so they support the report that followed by an international inquiry. Why is Sri Lanka afraid of facing an inquiry to clear its name rather than sending envoys to NAM . It is a waste of time. Thanks africa on behalf of the victims of the war crimes.

    Sridan Saturday, 07 May 2011 02:32 PM

    It is no point in critisizing any one for our failure. The report equally reports on both side violations and we need to see what could be done to rededy the situation caused. And keep in mind of human rights.

    suren soysa Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:35 PM

    Both seem to be married now!! two stupids of the world who know nothing about SL or LTTE in the first place.

    weerasuriya Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:49 PM

    Starting point is wrong and it should be started from UK then USA etc and NETO members countries then come to Srilanka

    Ananda.D.l Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:01 PM

    WE KNOW ANC SUPPORTS LTTE TERRORISTS. SO DON'T HEED THE ANC ACCUSATIONS.

    WIKI Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:28 PM

    SRI -------FIRST LOOK IN SAID YOUR OWN HOUSE
    ABOUT 300000 PEOPLE DISPLACING IN WANNI
    ABOUT 500000 PEOPLE DISPLACING IN JAFFNA

    channdana Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:39 PM

    They should have told this before MAY DAY !!

    Tommy Balla Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:38 PM

    Oh ANC….from where have you appeared to advice SL and it’s war crimes concern…..take care of your own region of Africa and your own back yard…..…it’s a disaster with so many Human right abuse by your police forces and politician…….MIND YOUR BLOODY BIZNESS.

    Senna Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:45 PM

    It is very true. LTTE wa a barberic, bloody , terrorist unit. Aparthaid system did not do so called bood thirsty terror acts.

    Senna Saturday, 07 May 2011 04:47 PM

    Mike thanks for your sterling comments. Very true.

    SL Sunday, 08 May 2011 01:30 AM

    S.A IS MISINFORMED THANKS TO OUR FOREIGN SERBICES

    suresh Sunday, 08 May 2011 02:57 AM

    Anyone disagree with your views are bound to hear these nasty remarks... This the freedom of press we have here!

    bernard Saturday, 07 May 2011 07:51 AM

    Biggest mistake Sri Lanka did was negotiating with the blood thirsty LTTE killers.

    Off Cut Saturday, 07 May 2011 07:50 AM

    Looks like Tutu & Navi Pillai have been hard at work !

    DUWI Saturday, 07 May 2011 07:58 AM

    The ANC did not have to deal with the LTTE. The apartheid regime in South Africa was one with which you could negotiate. Not the LTTE.

    sri lankan Saturday, 07 May 2011 07:42 AM

    why dont they try to limit d rampant crime rate in their country than making stupid comments about us.

    raju Saturday, 07 May 2011 08:07 AM

    A meaningfull statement from a peace loving people and the people who respect the valid of a human life and humanity. thank you anc for your voice for justice to the victims.

    sri lankan Saturday, 07 May 2011 08:38 AM

    peace loving people?did u know that on average 47 people are killed/murdered each day!!
    Jhb is not called d crime capital of africa 4 nothing!!
    Just dont make stupid comments.

    local boy Saturday, 07 May 2011 08:43 AM

    Africa , most safest place for civilians .LaMAO

    eddy Sunday, 08 May 2011 05:43 AM

    ANC is another stooge of ltte, paid to assist. More to come. The conspiracy is extending.

    mike Saturday, 07 May 2011 09:01 AM

    i am a regular visitor to SA. if u say they respect human rights then u are a fool. its only blacks now whites n indians have no rights. blacks terrorise /rape/murder n ANC protects them. people in large nos are leaving SA. this is a political gimmic to satisfy the tamils in durban. they dont even know where Srilanka is to comment. they only know we hv a cricket team. victims here were sinhalese/tamils & muslims who were Massacred by the barbaric LTTE.

    Steven Miller Saturday, 07 May 2011 09:24 AM

    Mike, u r another frog in the well.

    tissa Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:56 AM

    How can anybody call it an international inquiry? It was a mass of junk collected from pro-terrorist individuals and organisations

    tissa Sunday, 08 May 2011 06:58 AM

    Keeping in mind the human rights our forces rescued more than 300000 people who had to suffer under terrorists and were used as a human shield.

    Afrikander Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:16 AM

    Look who is talking about Human Rights!


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