UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has underlined the critical importance of addressing accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process achieving national reconciliation.
The Inner City Press website quoted the UN Chief as saying that he had recognized through a recent meeting he had with a delegation which had visited Sri Lanka, the important steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict.
Recently Ban Ki-moon met the Japanese ambassador to the UN who led an accountability assessment mission to Sri Lanka, and received a report on Sri Lanka.
The report was handed over to the UN Chief by Japan and Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona as well as Permanent Representatives from Bangladesh, Romania and Nigeria.
During his meeting with the delegation Ban said he had strongly underlined the need to address the remaining challenges particularly on issues relating to reconciliation and accountability.
“I highlighted the importance for the Government of Sri Lanka to work constructively with the international community towards that end,” he said.