No power to stop war criminal but power to allow massacre


On the same day the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said its review of its actions and inactions in Sri Lanka will be finished in the second quarter of 2013, it also claimed that it had no power over, and could not stop, General Shavendra Silva of the Sri Lanka Army, depicted in Ban’s report on Sri Lanka as engaged in war crimes, from “inspecting” UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, the Inner City Press reported. With regard to Shavendra Silva, even when several South Asian Permanent Representatives came out against his service on Ban’s Senior Advisory Group on Peacekeeping Operations, Ban told Inner City Press he could do nothing, it was up to member states. Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said that Major General Shavendra Silva was part of the Military-Police Advisers Community (MPAC) delegation visiting the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon from 28 November to 4 December 2012.  The official MPAC programme included briefings and visits to United Nations positions.  The MPAC is a group comprising permanent missions’ military attachés and police advisers, and the United Nations had no authority over the group of visitors that included Gen. Silva. But Ban has no power to stop war criminal in UN post but he has a power to allow countries to kill thousand of civilians, a Tamil activist told to the Eelam-e-News.  ]]>


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