Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Sri Lanka next week
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will highlight the importance of development and human rights during visits next week to Sri Lanka and Myanmar, two legs of a five-stop Asia tour, his spokesman said Thursday.
Ban will arrive in Myanmar on Tuesday for talks with Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto prime minister who is leading reforms in the country after decades of military rule.
During his visit to Sri Lanka beginning late Wednesday, Ban will meet with President Maithripala Sirisena and deliver a keynote speech in Colombo on the UN’s global development goals.
The UN chief will focus on the “promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,” Dujarric said.
Ban will also visit a resettlement site for displaced people in Jaffna, in the north, and take part in a conference on youth and reconciliation in Galle, in the south.
The UN chief will start off his tour in Singapore and attend the G20 summit in China later in the week, followed by a meeting of the Asia-Pacific ASEAN forum and the United Nations in Laos, AFP reports.
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Why doesn’t Mr. Moon make a visit to Syria Iraq Afganistan too
Brother Concerened you have point here. Normally UN secretary General should always have a blessings of USA. If not they do not get a second term or will not be appointed at all. Yes, UN system including UNHRC failed in places such at Palestinian issue (against Israel the darling of USA), Guantanamo bay, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq & Syria. Even they failed to address or do anything about human right abuses in Saudi Arabia and India. They need a place to SHOW-CASE their work and it is/ was Sri Lanka they showed it to the world with the help of present Yahapanaya Government. As we know, Ban Ki-moon is about to retire and show the world that he has done something. That is what he is exactly doing here.
Had I got the choice between Moon and the tsunami, I would have gladly chosen the latter. Hypocritical shoe-liker.
Ban-Ki-Moon’s disastrous administration of the UN in his term turned a blind eye towards the most significant human rights breaches in human history in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Syria.
These HR breaches follow the USA’s ‘War Against Terror’ strategy which was applied globally by the George Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard, Mahinda Rajapaksa combine.
Mr Moon did nothing about these HR violations. His hypocrisy is demonstrated by his arrival in SL 7 days after the ‘war’ was concluded in 2009. Then he flew over the war theatre in a copter and shed croc tears muttering ‘I have never seen anything like this before in my life’. He then issued a joint communique promising golden eggs; the communique was in the waste bin as soon as Mr Moon was seen off at BIA.
He slept and slept well while hundreds of thousands on civilians were massacred in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
He employed this South African Lady and then a Prince to head the UNHRC; these people are good at theatrics.
The lower end of the citizenry in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Syria continue to be persecuted and displaced while the “puritanical” Mr Moon is returning to Sri Lanka, perhaps to measure the effectiveness of shoddy tenure.
The UN under the leadership of Mr Ban-Ki-Moon, enjoyed life while more than 1 million citizens of the World were massacred in Iraq, Afghanisthan, Syria, Sri Lanka and in many other places.
On retirement, Mr Ki-Moon should be taken to the IRC in the Hague and tried for failure to prevent massive scale HR violations.
It is not fair to bash UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon issues related to Sri Lanka’s Terror war. Remember, it was Ban Ki Moon who appointed a panel of experts in 2011 to advise him on the issue of accountability with regards to any alleged violation of international Human Rights and Humanitarian law during the final stages of Sri Lanka’s terror war. The Report produced by the panel was called Darusman Report. It is also worthwhile to mention South African politician ANC (LTTE sympathizer) too was in the panel. Other than allegations leveled at then Sri Lanka government the Report clearly stated that “LTTE shot at point blank any civilian trying to leave the conflict zone’. Thus Tamil Diaspora who lobbied action against Sri Lanka through USA government started hating Ban Ki Moon. Darusman Report provided a fetus for resolutions (also gave teeth to people like Nawanetha Pillai /Prince Husain of UNHRC) against Sri Lanka and even OMP.
Yes, Ban Ki Moon failed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia, Syria, etc. But in Sri Lanka he showed something and he is SHOW-CASING it.
To become UN Secretary General all five permanent members of UN Security Council still retain an effective veto over any decision. Candidates for UNSG always have to find a way to talk about global issues without offending Washington & Moscow. So, people like Ban Ki Moon always act inline with US international policies. That is what happened to Sri Lanka. Also remember what happened to Boutros Boutros Gali. His second term was not approved (using VETO power) by USA. Most probably USA might back current Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra as a candidate for next UN Secretary Genera if GB does not make any objection.
oh finally he is coming down from the moon to reality a puppet post appointed by the big bully America who want to control the world and decide how much population should live and how many should die, they live on other peoples wars , a day will come very soon that all states will ask for Independence that will be the true independence day.
What did the Mr Ban-KI-Moon do with the Darusman Reprt?
It is gathering dust in his bookcase. he learnt the art of appointing a commission when there is a problem, from the Leaders of Sri Lanka. And then, do nothing about it.
Mr Ban-Ki-Moon is totally anti Sri Lankan, Sinhalas and Tamils and every other citizen put together.
When he arrives here, we should put him on a ‘rathran satakaya’ clad Perhera Elephant and take him around the Dalada Maligawa. Mr ‘Lemon Puff’ Wansa and Mr Udaya G, who are Mr ki-Moon’s greatest friends in SL, should cut a thambili for him.
A haa. Ban Ki Moon is the head of UNHRC represented Nawanetha Pilai and Prince Husain. As I said Darusman Report gave the FETUS for subsequent actions aginst SRi Lanka. Mr. Somasundaram why you bring Dalada Maligawa into this? I am afraid Dalada Maligawa is not a best option because UN security will not allow its boss to go near a place which has been breached and attacked by LTTE. May be you prefer US ambassador Atul Kashyap to go around Nallur Kovil after eating Pongal rice!
What action are you referring to?
Mr Ban-Ki-Moon’s UN never turned upduring the last stages of the war. He came 7 days after the end and issued a joint communique with MR1 which was binned the minute Mr Ki-Moon took off.
Then there was a congratulatory resolution at the UNHRC for winning the war against terror sponsored by the Russians.
The next 3 years, there were mild resolutions condemning SL at the UNHRC because the British PM was jumping up and down. There was no action against SL or its leaders.
Then came the unanimous resolution at the UNHRC sponsored by the MR2 Government. It contains the most unattainable objective of foreign judges. Did Mr Ki-Moon get any advice that such a measure would be operable within SL’s constitution? It appears he did and he said go ahead, it will look lovely on paper but can never be implemented.
Then there is OMP. That is another disaster. Do you reckon the 10,000 public servants who will man the OMP will ever find a missing person?. Mr Amarakoon, the OMP means only one thing, that is employment opportunity for 10,000 persons (on MP recommendation). They day the 10,000 step into the office, they will all be after the Toyota Landcruiser permits which can be sold to Muslim Mudalalis. Then begins sucking up to the boss to arrive late for work and leave for home early. Other privileges too. The OMP will be just another lousy Govt Dept that does not know what it is doing
So Mr Amarakoon, that is the legacy of Mr Ki-Moon, the most ineffective UN SG the world has ever had.
Mr. Somasundaram you are on wrong footing. All these resolutions took place against Sri Lanka took place while he Ban Ki Moon heading the UN. OHCHR is another UN agency under him. If he has done any thing it is in Sri Lanka something happened. That is why he is SHOW-CASING it that is what I said. The last SL co-sponsored resolution with OHCHC with UK, Moldova and Ireland & USA is UN’s achievement though it was drafted and presented by USA.. Under Banki’s leadership no other country has been pinched, kicked and bullied like Sri Lanka. I know you are hurt because looking at your previous comments you favour so-called hi-bird courts with foreign judges. But don’t fret because RW and Mangala can overrun MY3. Regarding OMP, it can work too because there are allegations of missing 6,000 security personnel, missing Tamil Children (it was you who said there are accurate data kept by LTTE) other 40,000 Tamils and 60,000 Sinhalese (70s 80s JVP).