Canada Welcomes UN Report on Sri Lanka

November 15, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird speaks to the release of the UN Secretary General’s Internal Review Panel Report on Sri Lanka:

“This report details a litany of human rights violations endured by the Sri Lankan people.

“Sadly, the Sri Lankan government continues to fail victims and survivors alike. The measures it has taken to date simply do not go far enough, as this report clearly lays out.

“The Prime Minister and I take every opportunity to raise Canada’s concerns with respect to the need for progress on reconciliation, accountability and respect for human rights in Sri Lanka.

“Canada calls on the Sri Lankan government to finally put the people of that country first.

“Canada also notes the Secretary General’s comments and will work with the international community to ensure mistakes made in Sri Lanka are not repeated.”

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