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Friday, 14 December 2012 - 8:27
I cannot stop Shavendra Silva; a statement from Ban Ki Moon.
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UN General Secretary Ban K Moon emphasised yesterday that he had no ability to prevent the official duties of permanent representative of UN Secretary General's Advisory Committee on Peace Keeping Operations in South Asia Major General Shavendra Silva.

Major General Shavendra Silva was recently engaged in an investigation tour in Lebanon with regard to UN's Peacce Keeping Operations.

Intercity Press web-site that frequently questions against Sri Lanka at daily media briefings held at UN headquarters questioned about the tour again yesterday.

A journalist at the media briefing said that it had been reported in a UN report that human rights had been violated at the war in this country.

The journalist questioned whether the Major General who had been involved in the war had the ability to supervise the operations of the UN peace keeping force.

However the Secretary General’s spokesman said that the General Secretary had no authority to stop the activities of Major General Shavendra  Silva

permanent representative of the Peace Keeping Advisory Committee.

His appointment to the said committee had taken place in accordance with the wish of member countries.

The secretary general’s spokesman emphasised that stopping his activities could also be effected only member countries and not by the Secretary General.

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