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* UN may make the report of internal probe on Sri Lanka public today
Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 03:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 14, New York: The United Nations may make a report on Sri Lanka public Wednesday after a meeting between the UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon and the report's author former senior UN official Charles Petrie.

Responding to query on the BBC report citing a leaked UN report on Sri Lanka, the Secretary General's Spokesperson Martin Nesirky Tuesday declined to comment on leaked documents.

The Spokesperson reiterated that that the Secretary-General will be receiving the report of his Internal Review Panel on United Nations Action in Sri Lanka this week.

"When he does receive it and has read it, it will be made public," Nesirky said.

Nesirky said that the Secretary-General will be meeting Charles Petrie, who headed the panel, on Wednesday morning. He expected that the report will be made public soon after that.

According to BBC, the report has criticized the UN for failing in its mandate to protect civilians in the last months of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.

"Events in Sri Lanka mark a grave failure of the UN," the report has said in conclusion.

Petrie has told the BBC the "penultimate" draft the BBC has seen "very much reflects the findings of the panel".

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