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The United Nations office in Colombo said today that it is pleased with the security being provided by the government of Sri Lanka and has no security concerns. “The office of the UN in Colombo is like that of any office anywhere in the world the host nation guarantees the protection of the UN staff,” UN Spokesperson in Colombo Tom Hockley told the Daily Mirror.

He further stated that the UN office is in constant contact with the Sri Lankan government through the appropriate diplomatic channels and there are no concerns for the safety of UN staff in Colombo. “We have not made any request to the government for additional security and we are quite satisfied with the security being provided to us, there is no cause for concern,” Hockley said.

New York depicted a different picture when Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in his statement, released along with the report, that he trusts the Sri Lankan government to continue to respect its obligations to the safety of UN staff in Colombo. (Dianne Silva)

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  • Labby Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:23 PM

    These people keep saying one thing at one time and another thing at another time. What on earth is going on ?

    raj Wednesday, 27 April 2011 03:24 PM

    Can UN trust Sri Lanka for security after releasing the report?

    Vis8 Thursday, 28 April 2011 12:11 AM

    Raj, the typical Tamil terror-supporter displaying his opportunistic skills.

    kalawedda Thursday, 28 April 2011 12:25 AM

    The UN has become a comic

    Miliband Thursday, 28 April 2011 01:48 AM

    Raj do you suggest that UN should bring peace keepers to protect them. However I don`t believe that Sri lankan with not think of beheading them like what has happened in Afghanistan.

    S. Jayawardene Thursday, 28 April 2011 02:22 AM

    What security for the guys who work against us

    karu Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:13 AM

    Sri Lankan majorty (except LTTE supporters) is Peace loving. Therefore you are safe. But S.L. government should be alert since LTTE supporters and anti government parties may do something to make the room for the secret agenda of the parties behind this report.


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