Lanka’s war on UN panel begins with Ratner

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday that the United States member in the panel to advise United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “is not suitable.”

The reason, according to him is because Prof. Steven Ratner has in his book titled “Accountability in Human Rights – Atrocities in Internal Law” has declared that “Tamils in Sri Lanka were racially discriminated”.

“If that is so, this particular person is not suitable for such a panel of inquiry,” he told the Sunday Times. He said the Government would launch an “all-out campaign” against this panel by building international support.

“Russia, China and Iran have already criticized the UN chief’s move and we hope the list will lengthen in the coming days,” he said.

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