The United Nations has called on the Sri Lanka Government to stick to it’s commitments while also underscoring the importance of ensuring accountability.
Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, reiterated that there are agreements between Sri Lanka and the international community and therefore “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.
Dujarric shared his views yesterday at the daily press briefing in New York when a journalist 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 accountability procedures, which has been described as a stepping back from the earlier stance of the President, for which he received praise from international community.