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The United Nations yesterday said that it is waiting for an official response from the Sri Lankan government to the allegations of war crimse, mentioned in the Expert Panel’s report.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky at the daily briefing in New York said, “We have obviously seen the public reaction that there has been.”
“We regard this as an initial reaction. We obviously have been listening to what has been said. The government has also been saying that it will provide a carefully considered response to the report.”

However he also said that the Sri Lankan government would “work with the United Nations in addressing the post-conflict challenges, which includes reconciliation as well as accountability.”

Nesirky also revealed that the Secretary-General intends to discuss about the question of Sri Lanka at the Security Council today.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an international commission could only be set up with Sri Lanka's agreement or if ordered by an inter-government body.
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  • prkiruba Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:05 AM

    The UNSG report has made charges that there was a serious violation of Inetrnational Humanitarian Law during the Internal war conflict in Sri Lanka (The ILH can be found in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 for which Sri Lanka also agrred to be bound by them) This law include the protection of victims of armed conflict.. The best way to overcome the situation if to LLRC to be expanded to include some credible independent international personalities and inquire into these charges, and act on them afterwards? There is another present Sri Lankan style of solving such problems ! Accept and arrest some of them have them in remand prision for some time and produce them in courts and release them. There is a third mode ! Accept and publish that the matter is now handed over to the CID and Police for investigation and action against the culprits?

    raj Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:32 AM

    UN expects unrealisting outcome from Sri Lanka. It is interested in fighting with UN than colloborating with UN.

    Manmohan Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:19 AM

    the whole world should act against Mr... but not sri lanka....

    jay Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:34 AM

    UN, why dont you check whats happening in IRAQ without bothering us?

    Mamba Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:45 AM

    Ehenang kaalaantharayak balagena inna!!!

    christo Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:48 AM

    I am not a great supporter of MR but a staunch supporter of SF. But in the name of justice we must not only target MR but also SF, as he was the Commander of Army and let's not forget he was also all powerful back then, Nothing was done without the concurrence of both. SF had more hands on control than MR did over the army. I say do not respond to UN. The committee was appointed without our consent and report published also without our consent. Since it was done arbitrarily let them now do what they want. we must act as if does not concern us.

    anura Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:48 AM

    Just ignore this crap from Mr. Moon and company.

    Kan Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:55 AM

    Mr.Ban, wait at least for 30 years, please.

    John Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:09 AM

    Just buying time to cook up some crap fairy tales to fool SL people

    Dr Tharan Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:11 AM

    You do not sound like a Staunch supporter of SF! Do not lie to impose your view as unbiased!

    Dr Tharan Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:15 AM

    No one is goint to act against SL or MR, if SL genuinely solves the ehthic problem based on 13++ as promissed to India. If this happens, even Tamil leaders will help MR on this issue.

    Loyal Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:18 AM

    Some countries are pushing Mr. Moon to act against Sri Lanka. The USA and the UK are the main culprits. The problem has exacerbated due to the clumsy handling of foreign affairs. The people in Sri Lanka do not have enough insight of the gravity of the problem they are facing because the media tries to push it under the carpet (government-deliberately, private-out of fear of annoying the government). Vast majority of the ministers (because of their stupidity) have no clue what so ever on how to tackle this problem. It would be prudent to join hands with the opposition and respond collectively, showing unity.

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:20 AM

    you know it

    xai Wednesday, 27 April 2011 02:14 PM

    if our hands are clean, why not let them come and see??

    ranil Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:28 AM

    who told u SF did anything it was only MR & GR.
    hvnt u seen in TV, and hoardings. it was all planned and done by MR and GR :)

    willows Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:15 AM

    They can read the letter sent by Mr. Wijeydasa Rajapakshe

    nishal Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:38 AM

    Will organize a hunger-strike in front of UN HQ. Hon MR, Wasu and great WW are expert to do that.

    kaputakukula Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:47 AM

    Truly, the accusation is against the leaders of SL who conducted and committed NOT the country. The country will not go to the international courts if that happens but the leaders will. So the ha hu is to protect the leadeers and not the country which is still safe and clear from waters.

    TsunamiRanjith Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:57 AM

    Pissuda nathnam hatida?

    Allangle Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:01 AM

    No panic if things are done properly and with good justification. In case, if there is a fault then need to do remedial action immediately rather than rejecting it.

    AJI Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:20 AM

    We have solved the problem properly and now our country is free from terrorism. Therefore we should reject this illegal act of UN.

    Boobamba Wednesday, 27 April 2011 09:28 AM

    Mr Moon, you should be published your report on 1st April! Never mind, try to release your next report on April 1st, 2012.

    lankikaya Wednesday, 27 April 2011 11:55 PM

    Sri Lanka will respond only when all other Human Rights Violations by the USA , UK and Israel are investigated in as much detail as the Sri Lankan Report.

    kalum Wednesday, 27 April 2011 10:41 AM

    Just dont give no response to UN about report.ignore the repoert.The UN are playng with Sri lana right now. Its look like they are helping to the LTTE. SRI LANKAN gournmet should be silence now.shoudnt give critic to UN.


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