Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 01:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka, questioning the legality and fairness of an international probe to be conducted by the office of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navanetham Pillay as mandated by a UN resolution, has refused to cooperate with the inquiry.
Sri Lanka's external Affairs Minister, Prof. G. L. Peiris addressing the Foreign Correspondents' Association on Monday has said that the government had not accepted the UN investigations due to concerns over its legality, fairness, and some conflict of interest issues, a Reuters report said.
"Where the government is required to do anything to support the investigation or to participate in it, the government will not do that," Peiris was quoted as saying at the Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) forum on Monday.
The Sri Lankan Minister has said that no one will be allowed to come to the country without the cooperation of the government.