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Sri Lanka gov finds UNSG Panel report 'fundamentally flawed in many respects'

Full Text of Statement by Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lanka

The Government of Sri Lanka has received a copy of the report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on accountability in Sri Lanka.

The Government finds this report fundamentally flawed in many respects.

Among other deficiencies, the report is based on patently biased material which is presented without any verification.

The Government will, in due course, comment in detail on the contents of the report.

Ministry of External Affairs,

13 April 2011

6 Comments

How can SL now says it is biased after refusing entry to Island. They should reveal what part is biased otherwise one is in the dark to ascertained the truth.

Posted by: A. Silva | April 13, 2011 10:13 PM

Its no secret that UNSG panel was installed with one aim; to haul Rajapakse family that lead the fight to eradicate terrorism against the wishes of the so-called International Community and secure 'real' peace in this country to the docks of various courts.

The game of the colonialists will not succeed so long as we continue to play our diplomatic cards right. We cannot fail for we are not Libya.
Leela

Posted by: Anonymous | April 13, 2011 11:04 PM

Sometimes we take the rule in our hands and take it for granted, without thinking of the after effect.

That is why all the great world leaders wish to have an advisor or minister who would have a very critic look at the every important action he/she does. This will help them to have a second thought of every action.

But in the Sri Lanka’s case, this didn’t take place. The ministers and advisors were simply said YES to everything that either the cabinet decides or president decides. These advisors and ministers are responsible for this report. They failed to indicate such thing called there would be war crime in the future and that would badly affect the country and the people.

Today the Sri Lanka is in difficult situation. Those who have not supported the war are also facing difficulties because of the inefficient advisors and ministers. Even though the country successfully get rid of LTTE but facing a new thread of war crime. The latter one is more dangerous because it was technically committed crime than the earlier one which would have resolved by intensive negotiation.

Please remember, the nature always work by Newton’s third law.

Posted by: Mayu | April 13, 2011 11:12 PM

So, then open up to UN scrutiny!

Posted by: Suresh M | April 14, 2011 11:37 AM

What has GOSL done about the various killings, abductions and attacks on media and opposition. Is there no law in this country for us to be told what to do?

The basic failure of our Criminal and Justice system to uphold the scales of justice for all irrespective of power, position, race or religon. Thats what is fundementally flawed. When criminals and terrorist are protected and rewarded and the innocent are tyranised.

Posted by: SriLankan | April 14, 2011 07:40 PM

SHAME! SHAME! SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT AND HIS BROTHERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO BE NAMED WAR CRIMINALS. UN SHOULD BE APPLAUDED FOR THEIR STERN DECISION AND THOSE CRIMINALS SHOULD BE GIVEN PUNISHMENT BY THE INTERNATIONAL JUDICIARY.

Posted by: Thomas Ratnasingam UK | April 14, 2011 08:50 PM

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