February 21, 2013 09:34 am
It is critical to address accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process, the UN Secretary General’s office.
Speaking at a daily briefing and in response to a question by a journalist regarding the recent photos of Prabhakaran’s son’s alleged execution and more video footage of alleged war crimes, Spokesman to the UN Secretary General Martin Nesirky stated that they are aware of the video footage but do not have any specific comment on it.
“This is an internal task force looking at how recommendations will be carried out within the UN. It’s not to do with looking into the actual events that took place in Sri Lanka. It is learning the lessons from them, which is what the second report was about. The Secretary-General has consistently underlined the critical importance of addressing accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process and achieving national reconciliation. We are obviously aware of the video footage and the reports about that video footage, but I don’t have any specific comment on that, beyond what I have just said”, he stated.