UN Chief Ban Ki-moon is still determining what his own next steps will be in terms of reviewing follow-up to his Expert Panel report on the accountability in Sri Lanka, a UN spokesman said yesterday.
Responding to the latest Sri Lankan government response, acting Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq addressing the media at the UN headquarters New York also that “as far as we are concerned, the Government (SL) has said that it will provide carefully considered views, and we will be looking at those whenever they come in. And we’ll see precisely what it is that they provide.”
In Colombo External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has said that they’ll be writing a letter to the Secretary-General describing the humanitarian work engaged in the northern Sri Lanka, but that they won’t respond to the report because they don’t view it as legitimate.