May 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today said that in response to the report by the Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka’s accountability during the last phase of the war, it plans to send a detailed letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the latest developments and progress made in the country.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris made this remark when he met the visiting United States Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake, Jr. at the Ministry.
While emphasizing that Sri Lanka has a cordial relationship with the United Nations and continues to do so, the Minister has said that a clear distinction has to be made between the Advisory Panel and the United Nations and that the report had no stature as a UN document.
Sri Lanka has rejected the report submitted to the UN Chief by the three-member panel as fundamentally flawed and based on patently biased materials.