The Governors of Sri Lanka have issued a Joint Statement on the Controversial Darusman report. The Governors said that the report cannot paralyse the forward march of the country
They said they totally reject the baseless allegations made that the Sri Lankan troops had flouted human rights. They regretted the decision of the UN Chief to institute a Commission to Inquire into various allegations made during the conclusion of three decades of internal turmoil subjecting the entire population of Sri Lanka to the scourge of terrorism. They also regretted the publication of the report against all norms of the UN and diplomacy, a biased unilateral report which would bring discredit to the President and the Armed Forces and thereby to the people who suffered under the clutches of naked and horrific band of terrorists who devastated the once peaceful country.
The Joint statement said that as Governors in-charge of the Provinces, they are well aware of the suffering that the people of South and North underwent due to indiscriminate bombings and other forms of violence by the LTTE.
The Provincial Governors made a joint request from the UN Secretary General not to dampen the efforts of the Government to bring the country back to peace and prosperity.