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* Sri Lanka expresses concern over North Korea's rocket launch
Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 08:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka today expressed concern over Wednesday's rocket launch announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and urged the concerned parties ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.

The Government of Sri Lanka said it is concerned at the launch of a rocket using ballistic missile technology by DPRK, which is in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874.

"Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue and cooperation between the relevant stakeholders at this juncture, Sri Lanka urges the concerned parties to work in close coordination within the existing UN Security Council Resolutions, in order to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council deplored the rocket launch calling it a clear violation of the Council's demand that DPRK not conduct any launch using ballistic missile technology.

The long-range Unha-3 rocket was reportedly launched from a site on DPRK's west coast defying a unified and strong call from the international community.



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