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The External Affairs Ministry has no intention of levelling accusations at UN Human Rights Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay based on an internal communication circulated within the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a highly placed Ministry source said yesterday.

The official sources said this was in reference to a report on a March 22 email communication to the staff of the High Commissioner’s Office by Asia-Pacific Division Chief Rory Mungoven of the OHCHR, announcing the adoption of the resolution on Sri Lanka by the UN Human Rights Council.

He had described it as, “the culmination of the sustained and determined work by many in the team and other parts of the house over the past few years.”
Meanwhile, speaking to Daily Mirror, External Affairs Ministry Secretary K. Amunugama said the Ministry was verifying the authenticity and implications of the email communication sent by Mr. Mungoven and decide on the proper course of action to be taken.

The latest move comes days after Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam Sri Lanka’s outgoing permanent representative to the United Nations had written to Ms. Pillay accusing her of violating her mandate by granting excessive support to the US-led resolution against Sri Lanka.

In her letter Ms. Kunanayakam sought a clarification on the developments that appear to be contrary to the mandate granted to the High Commissioner and her Office by General Assembly resolution 48/141.

Ms. Kunanayakam claimed that Mr. Mungoven, soon after the adoption of the US-led resolution against Sri Lanka sent an email, dated March 22, acknowledging the contribution by a number of prominent officials of the High Commissioner’s office towards the passing of the US-led resolution on Sri Lanka.
She said Mr. Mungoven had been previously posted to Colombo as Human Rights Advisor.
Ravinatha Ariyasingha will take up the post of permanent representative to Geneva from July 1.By  (Dianne Silva)
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  • V.K Saturday, 09 June 2012 06:42 AM

    what a political drama ???

    Shan Saturday, 09 June 2012 06:55 AM

    This is a clear attack on Tamara Kunanayakam. This also confirms that Geneva Resolutions against Sri Lanka is not wrong.

    Guru Saturday, 09 June 2012 07:39 AM

    Of course, how can, after she teaching a lesson

    Javi Saturday, 09 June 2012 07:43 AM

    If it so, Is Tamara working as independent representative of SL

    RajasH Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:14 AM

    she was labelled LTTE Rump at one time by the Govt. Now they are changing there tune to spite Tamara

    Kondeybendapucheena Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:47 AM

    Why this kolavari di

    sonna Sunday, 10 June 2012 04:47 AM

    Tamara,you are a brave lady.Obama wants to get tamil votes
    backing tamil Diaspora .Pillai is the liar

    Nan Monday, 11 June 2012 07:26 AM

    I bet the reason they are not taking advantage of this situ is that they don't understand anything in the letter.

    Ranasinghe Mahipala Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:33 AM

    Do you really understand the language used in this article.

    Nodrog Sunday, 10 June 2012 06:42 AM

    Then is the accusation Tamara's personal agenda? At least have the guts to back her.

    Dalu Banda Sunday, 10 June 2012 06:56 AM

    "Kapanna Beri Atha, Simbine"

    Ranasinghe Mahipala Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:38 AM

    unofficial executives of "Tamil Diaspora Inc." must be really wondering how to spin this story.

    james kumar Sunday, 10 June 2012 07:05 AM

    Please can someone throw some light onto as how did tamara manimekalai intOned her status in Switzerland?
    Rumour has that she gained a refugee status in Switzerland!

    Yehiya Saturday, 09 June 2012 09:57 AM

    Foreign minister can do, if jokers remove from the cabinet.

    Minister Sunday, 10 June 2012 07:55 AM

    OOhhhh. Is it the version of the hero who was fast-unto-death recently??

    PERERA Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:35 PM

    why ever not. she is no friend of sri lanka but a stooge of the west and a bleeding pain in the proverbial

    Naman Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:37 PM

    LTTE rump is with the government-- Karuna,KP, Pillaiyan etc.
    They are there to do the dirty work for the government and to look after their pockets!

    Rasan Saturday, 09 June 2012 02:31 PM

    Kunanaayagam is a Liar.

    CLEMENT Saturday, 09 June 2012 02:33 PM

    eyata bayada?

    marina Saturday, 09 June 2012 03:01 PM

    Obviously, the govt wants to hit two fruits with one stone! Pacifying UN and at the same time cut Tamara to size!

    Thomas Saturday, 09 June 2012 05:52 AM

    You only accuse, you do not know and capable of defusing the problems. What else the External Minister is capable of?,

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 09 June 2012 06:12 AM

    This is called dilomacy. Finally, doing something clever.

    pem Saturday, 09 June 2012 06:18 AM

    I DONT THINK ANYONE WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ISSUE HERE


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