The 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)