While claiming that the United Nations should not complicate the process of reconciliation in war-battered Sri Lanka, Russia said that the report prepared by the panel of experts, appointed by the UN Secretary General is not a UN report, but it was a personal initiative of the UN Chief.
“We speak not about a 'UN report', since it was prepared neither by a UN body or nor even by its request. It was just a personal initiative of the UN Secretary General”, the Sri Lanka defence ministry said quoting Russian ambassador in Colombo Valdimir P. Mikhaylov.
He further said that, we should be more precise in definitions not to mislead public. The Ambassador also said “Unfortunately it seems that the panel of experts went beyond its task, at least as it had been made known to our representatives of New York.
” Finally, the Ambassador concluded saying "we believe that now, when Sri Lanka healing its wounds after long armed conflict, the UN may render its assistance, if needed, and not to complicate the process of reconciliation. Our representative to the UN in New York recently reconfirmed this position.” The ambassador made this comment after holding talks with the defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Defence Ministry today.
mahinda pathirana Wednesday, 20 April 2011 02:30 PM
Friends in deed ! Russia and China
SL Wednesday, 20 April 2011 02:47 PM
From Russia With Lottsssssssss of Looooooooove....
Sam Wednesday, 20 April 2011 02:54 PM
What reconciliation you are referring to?
victoria Thursday, 21 April 2011 04:58 PM
Accept the fact and say sorry and reconsile - do not Trust the Russians??
Danny Myles Friday, 22 April 2011 07:02 AM
The justice must take its cause, and it will one day.
TY Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:54 AM
YOu talk about justice...what is happening in Palestine and where is justice, the criminals and set free under the American and European belt. Believe you haven't suffered the loss of next of kith and kin in the bloody and ruthless war
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