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GL: Govt. Would Respond To Ban Ki-moon

May 3, 2011 11:47:47 AM - thesundayleader.lk

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has informed parliament today that the government would respond to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the report by the panel of experts appointed by him.

The Minister has said the government would explain to the UN secretary general about the post war reconciliation and development work in North and East since the conclusion of the war.

He has planned visits to India and China to discuss in detail the panel report.

Prof. Peiris has added that the government would continue to work with the UN although it has published the panel report.

He has told parliament that he has has a discussion with the UN secretary General over the telephone.

However, the Minister has reiterated the government’s position on the report and has rejected it.

”What this report does is open old wounds that are healing after the war. It will only cause mistrust and hatred among the communities,” he has said.