UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (20) congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.”
“The United Nations stands ready to support this process and the Secretary-General looks forward to [the Office] becoming operational as soon as possible, starting with the appointment of independent commissioners,” said the Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq, In a statement.
For many years, Sri Lanka’s armed conflict was a matter of grave international concern. The United Nations supported political efforts to resolve the conflict and, during its final stages in 2009, strongly advocated respect for human rights and a humane and orderly end to the fighting.
In the aftermath of the conflict, the United Nations, through the work of its agencies, funds and programmes on the ground, has assisted with the safe and dignified return and resettlement of civilians uprooted by the conflict.
The UN has also encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to adopt policies to promote political reconciliation and a credible accountability process for allegations of wartime violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
(UN News Centre)
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Yes do as you are told Sri Lanka.
Yes Sir….(as Bro Ranjth says to UN) and getting closer to Nobel Piece Price.
if the governments past and presnt in time to come work within the framework of the constitution she need not be told of how to govern by half witted foreigners disguised as agents of good will further to consider it big deal to be congrtulated by the likes ought to be treated in contempt.
for all its wort we had a culture that perhaps dates back to medieval times when kings were killing each other for sporr in by gods grace.
we in sri lanka ought to stand up to un transgression into as to how we defend our soveriegnity