The attention of the Ministry of External Affairs has been drawn to reports in the media of a possible visit to Sri Lanka by
the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka.
The Ministry wishes to point out in this regard that the Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation which was
appointed by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa under Section 2 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, has
issued a Public Notice carried by the newspapers in Sri Lanka on 18th June 2010 in the Sinhala, Tamil and English
languages calling for representations to the Commission. The Government of Sri Lanka therefore has the responsibility to
facilitate those desirous of presenting representations, as set out in the mandate of the Commission.
Accordingly, in the event of the Panel of the Secretary-General wishing to present representations to the Commission,
the Ministry of External Affairs will make the arrangements that are necessary to enable the Panel to do so. This position
has already been conveyed through diplomatic channels, to the United Nations in New York.
Ministry of External Affairs