The European Union Tuesday expressed support to the recently-published report of the UN Secretary-General Panel of experts on accountability in Sri Lanka saying it “is an important development.”
The Panel has concluded that there are credible allegations that major violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed on all sides in the conflict.
“The EU reiterates its view that an independent process to address these extremely serious allegations should contribute to strengthening the process of reconciliation and ensuring lasting peace and security in Sri Lanka, ” said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a statement.
The EU hopes that the government of Sri Lanka will recognise the constructive objectives of the report, and encourages it to engage with the UNSG on its contents, said Ashton.
Sri Lanka has rejected the Panel’s report as fundamentally flawed and based on patently biased materials.