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    Ban Ki-moon praises Sri Lanka response to HR Commissioner’s Report Featured

    September 18, 2015

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the report on alleged human rights violations committed in Sri Lanka during the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, expressing hope that the government’s plans to look into the issue will improve the situation.

    On Wednesday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report.


    “The Secretary-General is also encouraged by the response of, and commitment expressed by the Government of Sri Lanka and the opposition to consult widely with all stakeholders and take meaningful action to address these issues,” the United Nations said in a statement.


    The United Nations said that Ban Ki-moon “hopes that its important recommendations will help support the efforts of the people and the Government of Sri Lanka to carve a durable path toward long-lasting peace and stability and respect for human rights, through a genuine and credible process of accountability and reconciliation that meets international standards. The victims of all communities, their families and the Sri Lankan nation itself demand no less than a full and proper reckoning.”


    Sri Lankan government has unveiled plans to set up an internal mechanism to look into the conflict.(PMD)

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