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Sri Lankan Government requests UN not to release the panel of experts report

Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Government has requested the UN not to make its panel of experts report public as it is wrong and unacceptable, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told the media in Colombo today.

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Schoolchildren in Sri Lanka have been signing petitions against the public release of the UN's report [Reuters] via ALJazeera

Mr. Peiris also rejected the allegation of Sri Lanka leaked the UN Panel of Expert report to a local media. The minister queried as to why Sri Lanka should leak it when the Government of Sri Lanka had already requested the UN not to make it (the Panel Report) public.

The Government of Sri Lanka had already rejected the report when it was handed to it as fundamentally flawed and patently biased.


“The report is flawed in his entirety” reiterated Mr Peiris

6 Comments

In the first place how on earth parts of the report leaked to the local press ?

If there is concern for real solidarity the report must be given to all the political parties that represent all the people in the parliament.

How can plea for more accountability and transparency will damage the soverignty of all the communities. On the contrary it will heal the wound faster and restore real soverignty to all the sections of the citizens through out the island.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2011 09:14 AM

A strange request since GOSL has already said that the report is flawed? When a question is asked we need to answer if we are to maintain any credibility. Remaining silent and saying that the question should not be asked or not publicised is tantamount to accepting that there is some problem. If we maintain that that the report is flawed and without substance then there should be no problem in revealing its contents.

From what is made public of the report it is well worded and substantiated and will take some doing to answer even by our team of Professors and Doctors. The team of advisors have done a monumental job even without the cooperation from GOSL. It indicates the amount of information available outside Sri Lanka and the animosity generated by this regime.

Posted by: SriLankan | April 21, 2011 11:41 AM

Didn't Rajapakse state that the SLA caused zero civilian casualties? He must have forgotten that the 300,000 who were witnesses to this phenomenal non-existent feat would not keep silent forever. Now the UN is publishing their side of the story. Every coin has two sides!

Posted by: HS De Silva | April 21, 2011 01:44 PM

At the start, the UNSG said; he is appointing a panel to advice him on what went during the end of the 'war' in Sri Lanka.

However, it now looks as if the trio appointed to the panel had elevated themselves to be the judges, the jury and the executioners for all what had happened. So we should not make any endeavor to analyze the judgement by panel but organize a through campaign to undermine its arbitrary action.
Leela

Posted by: Anonymous | April 21, 2011 08:31 PM

THE WORLD KNOWS THAT OVER 30,000 INNOCENT VICTIMS WERE BOMBARDED AND KILLED IN THE FINAL PHASE OF THE. SARATH FONSEKA WAS A WITNESS TO THIS MASSACRE. RELEASE SARATH HE WILL TELL THE TRUTH TO THE WORLD.

Posted by: T . George UK | April 24, 2011 05:10 PM

The UNSG^s Panel - formed of renowed Lawyers -
were correct to framing this Report based on the
evidence as available - they have not sat in
Judgement. It is upto the UNSG to direct his
conclusions to the appropriate body within the UN, as he is duty bound to do?. The call for
non-publication by GOSL is indicative of the
negative position they are placed in. Probably
the leak was with the intention of getting
support for themselves from all angles -local
plus China-India-Russia combine?

Posted by: Punchinilame | April 25, 2011 09:47 AM

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