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While claiming that it would publish the report of the Panel of Experts concerning Sri Lanka, in full and without amendment soon, the United Nations yesterday said that it was still trying to ascertain whether Sri Lanka is willing to avail themselves of the offer.

Addressing the daily media briefing acting deputy spokesperson for the UN Chief, Farhan Haq said “It is our intention to release it as soon as is possible, and we still would like to publish it simultaneously with a response by the Sri Lankan Government.”

“We are still trying to ascertain whether they are willing to avail themselves of this offer,” he added.

The Spokesperson said that the United Nations is in talks with the Sri Lankan Government, including through its Permanent Mission to the United

Nations, to see whether Sri Lanka would avail itself in good faith of the opportunity to respond to the report.
He emphasized that the United Nations would issue the report in full. At the same time, it was allowing the involved Member State to exercise its own right to respond.

Asked whether the Panel ohas verstepped its mandate, the Spokesperson said the report would speak for itself. He added that the Secretary-General believed the Panel had performed its job conscientiously.

Asked about the leaking of the report, Haq said that the United Nations has kept scrupulously to its word to keep the contents of the report confidential until it is released.


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  • obama-laden Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:37 AM

    Dont worry .Our wimal will look after this matter,curently he is in the cargills buying lemon puff.

    shiva Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:55 AM

    UN has no rights to take such an action as it has a blind eye towards IRAQ & so many countries invaded by US.Its basically a puppet...

    Fayad Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:29 AM

    Full or Half report which is on the basis side

    Lanke Banda Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:21 AM

    T.K.note the Aggressor's were the LTTE. However much successive Govt's tried to come into brokered peace agreements the LTTE grew bolder and the intensity of the Violence UN leashed by the LTTE increased. So much so the Majority of Citizens in S.L. be it Sinhalese,Tamils,Muslims etc.etc.etc got hit and living daily became dangerous. Under these circumstances GOSL had no option but go all out to eradicate the LTTE Terror. Hence as in any war there may have been innocent casualties but the war waged on LTTE was in consideration of the majority non terrorist citizens living in S.L. yearning for Peace. Hence it is obvious that the UN is trying to please people outside the framework of the Majority Lankans living is S.L. reasons best known to the UN.

    pon1 Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:26 AM

    UN, don' keep threatening. If you are publishing it, then go ahead and do it.

    bandu Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:07 AM

    DM, please start a public forum to get people's opinion on this matter. what people's need to say about the report not the bunch of paid people, paid UN staff and NGOs to determine wills of Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim people of Sri Lanka.

    Rata Wesiya Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:12 AM

    Remember there is a saying......"everything is fair when you are in love & war".

    deepthi Saturday, 23 April 2011 07:45 AM

    culprit alreay in the hell, sri lanka had done the job well & praba is no more, f anyone elase like to met him in hell, come forweard

    deepthi Saturday, 23 April 2011 07:26 AM

    still cheap politics, grow up, stand for the country

    Rohan Rajapakse Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:05 AM

    This is a report compiled by Ban Ki Moons stooges in order to satisfy the western world for the purpose of his reelection. The report is compiled by persons who have never visited Sri Lanka based on submissions by tiger supporters in the west. I urge our HE president just to ignore this one sided report

    kaputakukula Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:10 AM

    Whatever V shout out of our EGO centric, the truth is.... THE KNOTS ARE LANDING.

    LMFAO Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:38 AM

    Is that why the photojournalist etherington was killed last week?

    Nimal Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:42 AM

    Can terrorism be defeated by fighting a war according to rules? Do terrorists kill according to rules of war? Are the US, France & UK fighting terrorists in other countries according to rules? Will they fight terrorists in their own countries without excesses? These countries spawn terrorists where there are language, caste, religious & other differences in other countries by arming one against the other for their benefit.

    TY Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:29 AM

    The UN bullies try to dominate the less privileged countries like SL. We have rich heritage of over 2600 years, we fought the battle with friendly countries supporting us to defeat the terrorist. Where was the UN when the innocents of all community was killed by the brutality of the LTTE. Lets forget our cast, creed, part color and religious beliefs. Can UN send their panel to Israel to look into all sorts of killings, land grabbing etc. We must stand to protect our freedom and it shows how we Sri Lankans can forget the brutality and now condemning the President and his team. Its shows the gratitude of few Sri Lankans. Plz don't allow Sri Lanka to be another Afgan, Iraq, Tunasia, Libya, Baharain, Syria etc.

    Lanke Banda Saturday, 23 April 2011 02:29 AM

    UN send the report to No 10,,White House,Elysee Palace where Banki's sincere friends are and whom he is hell bend to oblige on behalf of the Tiger Terror Supporters in those countries.

    Lucky Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:12 AM

    This shows that even the western media is biased. How can they take a vote and then remove one name when that person came in the top 10.

    If this happens in Sri Lanka, there will be a lot of demonstrations by the media people. Now who will demonstrate against this biased action by TIME?

    Roadrunner Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:19 AM

    don't be a fool. Truth will win finally.

    Siva Saturday, 23 April 2011 12:05 AM

    All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

    dhare Friday, 22 April 2011 11:16 PM

    like anyone in SL cares about what UN jokers say...probably only the terrorists still in noth and the Tamil diaspora will be interested in this report..we dont

    Ceylonese Friday, 22 April 2011 10:37 PM

    What about the poeple who killed in side the buses?

    Above the Crowd Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:41 AM

    Without barking ,we have to examine the short term,near term and long term repercussions of the issue. We can't be emotional and one sided when we look at the issue.

    moorthy Sunday, 24 April 2011 03:49 AM

    if you published, then you will face right report against you done so?

    sal Sunday, 24 April 2011 03:16 AM

    why this UN commission didn't come to SL to take the statements from KP,Daya master and thousand of tamil victims?

    Palu Sunday, 24 April 2011 01:38 AM

    Finall victims get justice. Even after 50r 10 years.
    Criminal should be prosecuted by international accountability mechanisms

    Godaya Sunday, 24 April 2011 01:25 AM


    Rahavan Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:29 PM

    Well done!! Keep going....

    Sinnavi Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:37 PM

    Our President will not care about the UN panel report. He has seen enough reports. He will take the correct decision at the correct ime. This is a sinhala state.

    Michael Saturday, 23 April 2011 04:12 PM

    This is the time we miss the late hon lakshman kadirgamar

    Darwin Saturday, 23 April 2011 04:13 PM

    Grow up and stand for justice irrespective of caste, creed , race or religion. .

    Nissanka Saturday, 23 April 2011 11:27 AM

    What about Adel Balasingham who distributed suicide pills to child soldiers ?. Now she is smelling roses in UK

    Peter Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:37 AM

    Totally agree with samath.

    yohanne Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:25 AM

    Guru...This country survived for more than 2500 years despite numerous barbaric Indian invasions & it will continue to do so irrespective of UN or any puppets attacking it .Remember SL is a blessed country with blessed people.

    Rata Wesiya Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:13 AM

    Remember every thing is fair when u are in love and war.

    Perera Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:06 AM

    who cares about this report. UN is puppet organization that has lost credibility its inaction against Israel. UN you cant do any thing against Our Country. Crushing LTTE was absolute right of us. Publish it . who cares. these are nothing new. all evidence from LTTE backers. every body knows it.

    Perera Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:55 AM

    very funny you are. What you are saying human rights can be violated as long as journalist are allowed to report? idiot

    Musthafa Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:51 AM

    Is it UN report? or just advise to ban ki moon , how to make report on SL - I am so complicated by this? also The panel must tell Baki about last 30 years conflict and number of human violation by both side. also It should address all humanitarian measures taken by the GOSL during last moment of the war, when LTTE used civilians as human shield. how can Panel get some pictures and video for last war ? from tamil cinema? by edited by them as evidence???

    We urged GOSL and other international community to analyze this report part-by part with evidence. also it must be studied from 1983.

    Ratnasiri Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:37 AM

    war criminals have already been punished by the ligitimate security forces of sri lanka.

    crish Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:45 AM

    Culpits were punished with ministries & other benefits

    Ragi Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:11 AM

    Why worried too much,GL said publishing is not good for UN so let them do it.Do we care for UN.
    Our new friend Russia is trying to protect us.
    My worry is one day . One part will become China and other part become Indians. All Srilanka will have to go overseas because they all like it IF not why all the Sinhalese who went on government scholarship not coming back .All professionals in oversea should back to the country. Dont allow people like Mervin to rule Srilanka.
    All the professional Singalse are silent because government is using racism card and staying in power.

    Ariya Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:20 AM

    Oh sure, UN, we are absolutely terrified! Who cares about some bloody UN report?

    samath Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:19 AM

    Well what all you Sinhalese says that it is not fair, have you ever thought whether Tamils think its fair?, after all they are the subject and what if they still want the same demands? we have to come to negotiations with them and nothing so far has been done towards that? Just a crush of LTTE wont heal tamil peoples wounds, still TNA wins in Jaffna isn't it? so we need a more flexible political agreement.

    anton Friday, 22 April 2011 06:10 AM

    It is very suspicious these comments made from SRI LANKANS??

    Wara Friday, 22 April 2011 07:26 AM

    Accusing LTTE ?? Then why should be bother ??

    Wara Friday, 22 April 2011 07:11 AM

    LTTE =JUSTICE !!!!!!!!!

    Thushi Friday, 22 April 2011 06:57 AM

    and the culprits in the diasspora who funded the biggest war criminal Velu Pillai have to be bought to justice before any report is published.

    lunatic Friday, 22 April 2011 06:48 AM

    For the killing of 40,000 Tamils?

    THY Friday, 22 April 2011 06:31 AM

    UN Panel (Unjust) + Sri Lankan Gov (Unjust) = Outcome of this will be Totally (Unjust).

    DUWI Friday, 22 April 2011 06:26 AM

    Culprits have to be brought before justice, like Velupillai Prabakaran.

    ind Friday, 22 April 2011 06:21 AM

    I think there's no involvement in UN. This is only a Monki Boon's report.

    TAKA Friday, 22 April 2011 06:19 AM

    Why don't these people publish reports on human rights violations commited by the US,UK and other European countries ?

    waz Friday, 22 April 2011 06:03 AM

    UNO can only bully small states without allowing any reconciliation of the ethnic conflict, while other 'big' countries continue to violate human rights with impunity.

    cracko Friday, 22 April 2011 06:11 AM

    For the report accusing LTTE?

    Wara Friday, 22 April 2011 07:29 AM

    ..By LTTE.

    Fanam Friday, 22 April 2011 05:45 AM

    UN is becoming a joke to this world. We are least bothered about this report. What we need is a good future for Sri Lankan and want to see its progressing rapidly.

    Manjula Friday, 22 April 2011 05:39 AM

    Why not ask KP to give an explanation and get the matter solved
    Hi is one of the remaining LTTE leaders.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 22 April 2011 05:24 AM

    We all Tamils have to do demonstration against UN.

    sxhabeeb Friday, 22 April 2011 05:31 AM

    UN vs SL Big Match. No fixing. But Sl will bowled out UN... Hippi Hip Hooray.

    Guru Friday, 22 April 2011 04:53 AM

    Culprits have to be brought before justice, like Solobadan Milosavic.

    Podi Man Friday, 22 April 2011 04:57 AM

    Who cares

    raju Friday, 22 April 2011 04:35 AM

    fantastic, do your duty. the victims need justice,not concessions, the people with humanity is behind you, go ahead

    Victor Perera Friday, 22 April 2011 02:45 AM

    This also is one of those battles (as mentioned in here) we will have to fought as a country.

    Darwin Friday, 22 April 2011 02:44 AM

    No you can not do that. Our King and his ministers say "No".

    Man B Friday, 22 April 2011 02:44 AM

    Well done

    Sri Lankan Friday, 22 April 2011 10:51 AM

    The UN talks big but they are no match to our President.. This report will not get US anywhere.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 22 April 2011 10:15 PM

    Unfortunately this was not one of the recommandations by the Panel.

    KD Friday, 22 April 2011 09:54 PM

    Who cares buddy whether he is in that list or not?

    KD Friday, 22 April 2011 09:51 PM

    OK that's definitely not like you.

    PP Friday, 22 April 2011 09:42 PM

    you are right , but who is going looking for long term peace after they all got arrested

    T.K. Friday, 22 April 2011 05:54 PM

    Yes LTTE Killed innocent people. It's true and it is stated in the report. So it's unbiased rite?..

    Man B Friday, 22 April 2011 05:12 PM

    Time removes Mahinda's name on the list of 100 most influential people in the world.

    Rufus Norton Friday, 22 April 2011 04:57 PM

    Human rights were violated in the raw then. Now worse HR violations are taking place dressed up with fancy respectable faces. They too need to be looked into and the perpetrators punished.

    go hard or go home Friday, 22 April 2011 03:48 PM

    mr. moon do you know that your own has been devided? and do u know the countries supported it? you are just barking at the stars, mr. moon

    Roshan Friday, 22 April 2011 03:54 PM

    if SL government really looking for long term peace and stability, they should co-operate with UN and western countries, because they did support SL to defeat LTTE.

    GK Friday, 22 April 2011 10:55 AM

    I dont agree with TK, this report is tolaly biased bcz its says ltte killed innocent people !

    Guru Friday, 22 April 2011 02:39 AM

    Well said UN. Please go ahead and keep the UN flag flying.

    kandycool Friday, 22 April 2011 10:43 AM

    un mind your own work ban have u looked in what happened in iraq or what happening in isral

    spark Friday, 22 April 2011 08:50 AM

    No need, because it is all transparent and accounted. All jounalists are allowed to report freely in Baghdad, Afghanistan or Libya.

    milliband Friday, 22 April 2011 08:57 AM

    T.K. but the weitage is not enough. Anyhow we all should be happy that UN cannot be done one thing; that is to bring the dead Prabhakaran back.

    AJ - CMB Friday, 22 April 2011 08:31 AM

    When with US & US brought to justice for the atrocities done to the Afghans, Iraqis and Pakistanis? When will Israel brought to justice for the killing of innocent elders, children and women as well as the journalists. None of these countries will be bought to justice as these countries have brought the UN under their justice. US is a scarecrow belonging to US, UK, European and it's allies

    karan Friday, 22 April 2011 08:04 AM

    weldone sir

    T.K. Friday, 22 April 2011 08:00 AM

    The report is unbiased. It clearly states that LTTE has also done criminal acts.

    kumar Friday, 22 April 2011 07:52 AM

    Biggest war criminal velu was punished by MR. Who is other big war criminal and going to punished by whom

    Guru Friday, 22 April 2011 07:50 AM

    Thusi, stop your day dream and come to reality and try to live like a decent human.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 22 April 2011 07:49 AM

    For the killing of 40,000 Tamils by LTTE Terrorist.

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