Sri Lankan government not to respond to Darusman report, but would brief the UN Chief

May 10, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said that it would not send a response to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka.

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told media heads today that the government would not respond to the Darusman committee, but would continue with the dialogue with the UN Secretary-General.

Peiris made this comment in response to a question posed about the government’s response to the Darusman report during a meeting of media heads at Temple Trees under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Rajapaksa agreed and added that the UN Secretary General will be informed of the government’s response on the events in the final stages of the conflict.

Peiris observed that the government of Sri Lanka never recognized the validity of the Darusman committee.

“We will keep the Secretary General informed of the reconciliation process initiated by the government and the whole gamut of steps taken by the government,” Peiris said.

The President said that although there was no need to respond to the allegations in the Darusman report, the only way to cast aside such false allegations is by responding with the truth.

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