United Nations asks Sri Lanka to stick on Agreements on accountability

United Nations,Stéphane Dujarric

The United Nations has asked Sri Lanka to follow its agreements with the international community to ensure ACCOUNTABILITY for the human rights abuses during the decades-long armed conflict.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, responding to a question posed on Sri Lanka, recalled that there are agreements between Sri Lanka and the international community and Sri Lanka should stick to those agreements.

“There are issues between the international community and Sri Lanka and agreements to ensure ACCOUNTABILITY. And we hope those are followed,” he said.

He made this comment when asked about the Secretary‑General’s view on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statement that there will be no international judges in the working of ACCOUNTABILITYprocedures, which has been described as a stepping back from the earlier stance of the President, for which he received praise from international community.