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Pascoe to deliver Ban Ki-Moon’s letter to Rajapakse Friday

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 September 2009 07:43 No Comment]

Lynn Pascoe (L), head of the U.N. political affairs department,visits a government-run Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp for those who fled their homes as a result of the country's armed conflict in Jaffna, Northern Sri Lanka, September 17, 2009 Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe is to deliver the letter given by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse when meets the latter on Friday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, told reporters in New York Thursday, he has sent a letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse outlining the concerns of the international community on the developments regarding internally displaced persons, the political process and a possible accountability mechanism.

“I have spoken directly with President Mahinda Rajapakse about these pressing matters last Monday. This week, I have sent the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe, to Sri Lanka to follow-up. I have asked him to deliver my letter to the President outlining the concerns of the international community and immediately report back to me,” the UN Chief said.

The UN Secretary-General also said he was also deeply troubled by the continued detention without charge of the two United Nations staff members.

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