COUNTRY INFORMATION UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2011

September 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

MINISTER PEIRIS: INTL. BODIES MUST ADHERE TO PROCEDURE

*Govt committed to dialogue with TNA
*PSC will not supersede bilateral talks

COLOMBO – Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L.Peiris has said that it is unreasonable for the international community to expect a complete remedy for all issues in the short span of two and a half years since the Lankan conflict ended.

Addressing the diplomatic community in Colombo, he pointed out that certain other countries which have faced similar situations had taken a number of years to come up with lasting solutions to major issues.

He stressed the importance of having clarity with regard to procedures by international bodies when dealing with related issues. He said that there should be clarity with regard to procedures in international bodies for there to be precision and predictability in their functions.

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