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Weerawansa: Don’t Allow UN Panel To Visit SL

Dec 18, 2010 10:58:01 AM - thesundayleader.lk

National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa today (18) said that the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts should not be allowed to arrive in the country to carry out investigations into alleged human rights violations.

Weerawansa has told the media that the External Affairs Ministry should continue with its former stance of not permittingthe Panel to visit Sri Lanka.

According to Weerawansa, groups opposing the government might provide false information to the Panel if it is allowed to visit the country. The Panel, he has said would also get the opportunity to prepare bogus reports by meeting fake witnesses.
He has firmly said that the three member UN Panel should not be allowed to enter the country under

any circumstance.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the media yesterday (17) that the Panel of Experts appointed by him plans to visit Sri Lanka and meet with the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.