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UN human rights chief criticizes Sri Lankan government -examiner

[MISC, Friday, 16 October 2009 08:13 One Comment]

pillay The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday (Oct 14) criticized the Sri Lankan government for not responding “to our many requests for an international investigation of what we say is widespread acts of killing of civilians."

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels Wednesday evening, she said that “such a request has also been made by the (UN) Secretary General and we are working very closely with the Secretary General to hold the President of Sri Lanka to his promise which he made to the Secretary General that he will look into the issue of accountability and so we want to know what kind of mechanism is he setting up."

The UN human rights chief said, “we have pointed out that they have in the past attempted to hold national investigations of very serious acts of killings that occurred of NGO and humanitarian workers and these investigations were dropped."

“They do not have a very good record in holding serious investigations. Now, I am engaged in discussions with the Secretary General over what kind of mechanism would be acceptable. But as I said the bottom-line is that the government is resisting these suggestions," Pillay, a former South African high court judge, was quoted as saying by EuAsiaNews.

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  • dees pillay said:

    20000 innocent men, women and children killed in May 2009 by the sick sri lanan government, over 350000 held in barbed wired camps like pigs,
    What does this say about UN….useless . thoothless body….
    Sri Lanka is committing all the atrocities because it got Russia and China wrapped round its finger, therefore poor India decided to sell the TAMIL people and sided with sri lanka.Pakistan scared of India’s friendship to Sri Lanka decide to help sri lanka kill tamil people.
    While Jaylalitha and Karinanadi fighting each other…..Tamils in Sri Lanka are voiceless, homeless , stateless ….. cry my beloved TAMILS