Sri Lanka to submit petition with 1 million signatures against U.N. report

08:21, May 25, 2011      

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The Sri Lankan government will hand over a petition signed by one million people against the U.N. war crime report next week, a minister said Tuesday.

Minister of Private Transport Services C.B. Ratnayake said the government had completed collecting signatures from people all over the country and met the target of one million signatures within ten days.

He said the petition would be handed over to the U.N. representative in Colombo.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's advisory panel said in a report that there is evidence that war crimes were committed by both the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels in the final stages of the civil conflict in May 2009.

The government reputing the accusations said the report is " fundamentally flawed in many respects and based on patently biased materials."

"After eradicating terrorism, all Sri Lankans are living peacefully despite their ethnicity. This government has united the country after many decades. After eradicating the world's ruthless terrorism, the government is being accused for war crimes. This will not be accepted by peace-loving Sri Lankans," Ratnayake said.

Ratnayake, who initiated the signature campaign said the panel report had disturbed the government's efforts on reconciliation and also tarnished the hard earned victory over defeating terrorism.

He said people in the areas formerly controlled by the Tamil Tiger rebels have also signed the petition and held protesting campaigns against the report.

Ratnayake said the petition will show the world that Sri Lankans would not tolerate false allegations.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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