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With UN Panel Blocked from Sri Lanka, Ban Says “There Was An Agreement"

[Inner City Press, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 09:16 No Comment]

On Sri Lanka, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday insisted to Inner City Press that “there was an agreement” and that his “Panel will visit Sri Lanka.”

But not only have seven weeks gone by since Ban praised President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his “flexibility” and announced his Panel on Accountability would go — since then, a range of UN officials have acknowledged that Sri Lanka has now refused to let the UN Panel go and speak with Rajapaksa’s Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission.

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