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As Sri Lanka Minister Blocks 300 UN Staff, UN Nambiar Assured by Kohona

Jul 7, 2010 1:55:29 PM- transcurrents.com

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, July 7 -- With 300 UN staff kept out of work in Sri Lanka due to Tuesday's hostage situation, the UN on Wednesday told Inner City Press it had gotten assurances “at a high level” that this would not continue.

Before Inner City Press could ask if the UN had yet spoke with any of the three Rajapaksa brothers who run the country, UN Associate Spokesman Farhan Haq specified the “high level” meeting:

[click here to read in full ~ on Inner City Press]