UN will continue to press for accountability

Farhan HaqThe United Nations (UN) says it will continue to press for accountability in Sri Lanka over incidents related to the war.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that UNAssistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenča, who is currently in Sri Lanka, will discuss matters related to accountability with the Sri Lankan authorities.

“Certainly we have always called for accountability and he’ll continue to press for that,” Haq said in response to a question posed on Sri Lanka at a press conference at the UN in New York.

Jenča is visiting Sri Lanka from 21 to 25 October. The visit follows recent discussions between the Secretary-General and President Maithripala Sirisena on the margins of the General Assembly high-level meetings in New York.

The UN said Jenča’s visit will provide an opportunity for continued dialogue with Sri Lankan authorities and stakeholders, and will inform the longer term peacebuilding programme of the United Nations in support of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Where was this ‘big mouths’ when Tiger Terrorists kept on killing thousands of innocent people during their 30 year killing frenzy? Why UN is hurt when terrorism is defeated?

    • Kiran, UN is hurt due to the defeat of LTTE terrorism by a disciplined national army. They feel hurt because UN is heavily paid for by the Tamil diaspora who are in control of politicians from the “favorable” countries like Canada, UK, Norway, Australia, Switzerland and supported by other euro countries as well as the US.

      Look back in history and one will find countless atrocities against humanity committed by the ‘big’ countries who get away with any wrongdoing and questions about their action usually end up in the sewer.

      Terrorism is a terrible menace and cannot be tolerated
      by any democratically elected government and Sri Lanka has done well in wiping out this menace. The usual consequences in a battle with the terrorist are the civilian casualties which cannot be avoided.

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