Sri Lanka’s United Nations Ambassador Palitha Kohona said like in other countries including the United States, it would take time to complete investigations into allegations levelled against Sri Lanka.
“Some of these issues based on allegations, can be defiantly determined only after proper investigations have been conducted, as you know from your experience in other countries, including the US, it takes time,” Dr. Kohona told Al-Jazeera.
Admitting that there was much to be done, Dr. Kohona said four years was not enough to assess if Sri Lanka was allowing impunity.
Explaining his government’s actions in investigating war crimes allegations, Dr. Kohona said, “There is much to be done, but given his country’s level of resources it will take time.”
The envoy said Sri Lanka had done an enormous amount of work, and this had been acknowledged by UN officials who visited the country.