UN unhappy with GoSL's refusal of visas

June 27, 2010 Comments Off on UN unhappy with GoSL's refusal of visas

AFP – S.Lanka to block visits by UN probing war crimes

Sri Lanka will ban visits by the three-member United Nations panel investigating alleged human rights abuses in the final months of the island’s civil war, a senior minister said Thursday.

…”We will not issue them with visas. We will not allow them into this country,” External Affairs Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris told reporters…

AFP – ‘UN war crimes panel chief criticises S.Lanka ban’

The head of a UN panel probing alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war has criticised Colombo’s decision to ban him and colleagues from the country, a report said Friday.

…”Everybody loses out if we cannot go to Sri Lanka, it will make it harder for the truth to be unearthed,” Darusman told the BBC, describing the ban as “most unfortunate”…

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