Sri Lanka to clarify position on UN Expert Panel report

Apr 18, Colombo: The Affairs Ministry had decided to summon the foreign diplomats in the country to enlighten them on the government’s stand on the UN’s Expert Panel’s report on Sri Lanka’s.

The meeting is to be held on April 21 in Colombo. It is to be presided by the Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Sri Lanka media reported.

The Minister of External Affairs is due to accompany President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his three-day official tour to Bangladesh.

The report is not officially released yet and it is under the review of the UN Secretary-General now. However, it was leaked to the Sri Lankan media which published parts of it.

The government issuing a preliminary statement said the report is fundamentally flawed in many respects.

“Among other deficiencies, the report is based on patently biased material which is presented without any verification,” the External Affairs Ministry said.

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