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By Sandun A. Jayasekera


The Sri Lankan government today charged that UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon has violated the UN charter by appointing a special committee to instruct him on the alleged war crimes committed in Sri Lanka.

A senior government Minister said that the appointment of the Advisory Committee to brief the UN Chief on internal matters of a member state was not what founding fathers may have expected from the present administration of the UN.

“President Rajapaksa during his conversation with Mr. Moon has told him in no uncertain terms that Sri Lanka was against the appointment of the Advisory Committee as she has not violated any international or domestic law. However, Sri Lanka would fully corporate if the UN wants further information about the issue,” Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told reporters today.

He said there was a concerted effort by certain western powers and pro LTTE lobbyists to establish a Transnational State of Eelam by dragging Sri Lanka into the muddle of human rights violations.

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  • Monday, 08 March 2010 10:15 PM

    Ban, Ban!

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:19 AM

    whether there are crimes or not, we Sri Lankan public are very much relieved now. since there are no Bombs shattering innocent lives and mass amount of property, we are enjoying what is called peace. pl do not disturb this for a while as we experience this after 30 bloody years. why don't you turn your attention towards Afganistan, Iraq etc where your own guys are violating the rules.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:24 AM

    Unlike the previous UN chief, Ban Ki is a puppet of the West ! Poor guy.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:12 PM

    At last, the UN has 'woken-up.'

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:30 AM

    War crimes should be investigated in order to maintain the international Law.No one is above the international Law ! This is necessary for the reconcilliations and protect the future human rights abuses! Let's work with the UN and investigate this matter independently!

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:31 AM

    It is not Sri Lanka but India is not happy with the investigations.
    Indian leaders are rushing to Sri Lanka and the reason could be that that they now fearing that the world will finally found out India was responsible for deaths of thousands of Tamils and Sinhala soldiers. Our leaders have just become puupets and mouth pieces for Indians.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:49 PM

    Is this another gimmick to get "patriotic votes," at the election?

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:40 AM

    Maybe Ban can create a panel to help him with afganistan, iraq, and falklands...

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:42 AM

    If nothing to hide come clean

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:46 AM

    Fully agree with Hon Patali Champika's views.

    The UN's actions appear to be giving support to neo-terrorist actions of pro-Ealam lobbyists in Western Nations.

    True Britain is due for general elections and 200,000 expatriate tamil votes are valuable.

    British politicians should seek the advice of Indian Foreign Policy analysts and policymakers who contributed a great deal in ensuring a Congress victory despite the machinations on "Joker" politicians in the South at the peak of the end of Ealam war IV.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:54 AM

    Give us a break from the 'UN Yakka' story. Pataloka should realize that this rot of fighting the UN has to stop. The UN is a largely powerless paw of the veto states and as such should be best ignored. Ban also has his own boots to lick.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:02 PM

    Even after the “President Rajapaksa during his conversation with Mr. Moon has told him in no uncertain terms that Sri Lanka was against the appointment of the Advisory Committee as she has not violated any international or domestic law" it seems either Ban doent take him very serious or not trusting his statements.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:04 PM

    Now int’l is doing the right thing with India thanks behalf of Tamil’s . this is what we expected thanks again.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:31 PM

    Who is going to investigate the war crimes?

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:39 PM

    We welcome you Mr. Ban .............. you can appoint an advisory committee over SL on war crimes or human rights violations. We are ready to face any ratiocinator .............. because we have panchayudaya............

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:58 PM

    WE WLL STAND UNITED TO DEFEND OUR HEROES. WE DONT CARE YOU UN. SORRY.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 01:05 PM

    Thank You Very Much Mr BAN.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:16 PM

    The UN has 'hawk-eyes' only for 'small' nations. The UN should first appoint panels to bring charges against: 'big brother,' USA, for killing approximately eight million Viatnamese using 'AGENT ORANGE'; war crimes committed by then USSR who invaded Afghanistan; and, CHINA, during the invasion of Tibet, which they occupy still. These are the more burning crimes that the UN should start investigating, because for 'war-crime' charges there is no statutory period. So leave Sri Lanka alone!

    Monday, 08 March 2010 01:36 PM

    Dont criticise the UN - some of the politicians may hv to seek jobs in the UN

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:08 PM

    If this govt has nothing to hide then they should co-operate. If they don't then it shows they have a lot to hide.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:22 PM

    You will not need an expert panel, just visit Sri Lanka and find it out for your self. Why should be a a member of this United Nothing?

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:32 PM

    Mr Ban...Chuuun... we are the best committee makers in the world...need any help ?.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:37 PM

    Ban should be removed from our paylist.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 09:54 AM

    Look who is talking about abiding by the law and order?

    Monday, 08 March 2010 09:58 AM

    Is Sri Lanka ( Ceylon ) was the founding member to take UN into task.????????????????/

    Monday, 08 March 2010 04:49 PM

    There goes the chance for 'Bolla' to approach Nambiar, for a job in the UN. Truth hurts!

    Monday, 08 March 2010 10:17 AM

    Why worry, cooperate with the UN and show the world that we have not comiited any crime.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 05:42 PM

    This is what you call "illang kanawa."

    Monday, 08 March 2010 10:35 AM

    Still we have to fight against LTTE. This will be even more tough task if did not employee correct people to the task. We wasted 30 years to find correct mix of leaders to strengthened both war front and political front. The Nation waits for suitable replacement for late Mr.Kadiragamar. Same time we have to think about our mother land discarding personal political agendas

    Monday, 08 March 2010 10:37 AM

    Our Fullest Support for Sri Lanka's Stans

    Monday, 08 March 2010 10:42 AM

    During a recent air raid in Aghinstan several civilians including women and children died.but no comments from UN Sri Lanka fought a war for over 25 Years with a terrorist group and now UN want a commitee. We Sri Lankans are to blame since we are divided as SLFP,UNP,JVP and what not so the western powers are taking advantage.

    Sarath Dassanaike


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