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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, while expressing his concern on the communal violence that erupted in Southern Sri Lanka, has urged the Sri Lankan Government to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of all Sri Lankans.

“The Secretary-General recalled the Human Rights Council Resolution HRC25/L1/Rev.1 on Sri Lanka that urges the Government to investigate alleged attacks on members of religious minority groups,” UNSG Spokesperson Farhan Haq told Daily Mirror.

He said the UNSG urged the government to take steps to prevent such attacks in the future in line with the HRC25/L1/Rev.1 and added that the Secretary-General was concerned about the reported attacks against the Muslim community.

Mr. Haq said the UNSG had also urged the GoSL to take necessary measures to prevent any deterioration of the situation and to launch an immediate investigation into the incidents.

It was just a few days ago that the President met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Bolivia during the G77 Summit and held bilateral discussions.

UNHR Chief Navi Pillay also released a statement on Monday evening, expressing alarm over the clashes that erupted in Aluthgama and Beruwala on Sunday. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • ro Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:20 AM

    Moon should be sent to the moon. via DM iPad app

    nf Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:10 PM

    Where were you when thousands of Sinhalese were attacked & killed? For just 2 Muslims, you're trying to tell us what to do. Why couldn't you open your big mouth when US & UK troops were killing thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq & Afganistan? And what happened to your big mouth when Rohingas were killing Myanmar's buddhists? Not even a single comment. Why this double starndards being the UN head of State???

    sumathy m Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:28 PM

    Let the American puppet Ban K Moon ensure the safety of the people in Iraq,Libya,Afghanistan etc.etc FIRST

    Saman Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:29 PM

    Dear Sir, you have obviously forgotten to 'urge' the Iraqi government to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of all Iraqi citizens on impending violence in that country. When US invaded Iraq without a UN mandate claiming WMDs, where were you been? When 200+ school girls were abdicated in Nigeria, where were you been?

    fernando Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:14 PM

    Bankinn we ceyre awe country don't wory mr

    Ranjith Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:44 PM

    Hundred Thousands killed in Iraq for the last month, This man is worried on this minor incident in Sri lanka. UN is biased and wants to bach the small nations.s3eng

    RRohan Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:46 PM

    Dear Moon... What did u do during 3days LONDON riots couple of years ago... Even after 3days they did nothing. . They didnt declare CERFEW... Not like ALUTHGAMA .. But here the Authoriti took action to control that.. We all Sri Lankan condem violance.. Except politicos we all live peacefully. Specialy When our PRESIDENT in Conference meadia people or this kind of thing may happend due to foreign agents infulance.. via DM Android App


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