Apr 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government minister has initiated a public petition against the report presented by the Panel of Experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to probe allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka.
Private Transport Minister C.B. Ratnayake has launched the petition today at the private bus stand in Pettah, in downtown Colombo. The petition is aimed at gathering one million signatures against the panel’s report.
Speaking at the inauguration of the petition campaign, Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella has said that all friendly countries of the international community are joining hands with Sri Lanka against the advisory panel report.
The Minister has said that the report is biased and based on unfounded evidence. The UN Chief’s panel took only two weeks to prepare the report on the 30-years long suffering Sri Lanka endured at the hands of Tamil Tiger terrorists, he noted.