UN should not be a platform for terrorists
Posted on February 1st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Mohan Peiris states that the United Nations should not allow terrorists and terrorist sympathisers to spread their ideologies through UN procedures and its allied organizations.

Peiris made these views at the UN General Assembly in New York. In his statement the Permanent Representative stated that Sri Lanka, having faced terrorism for nearly 30 years, remains concerned by the unabated progression of terrorism in all its forms and manifestation, without an end in sight.

“those non-state actors who engage in unlawful activity should not be encouraged, in any way, or given the opportunity of justifying their activities at this august forum through any one of their sympathizers with a view to propagate their ideologies through the procedures established by the UN organization and its allied organs” he added. 

He went onto to state that the UNGA is yet to agree on a common definition of terrorism, and there remains a lack of progress towards a comprehensive convention against international terrorism. 

“The UN must while addressing the challenges of our times, represent and reflect the interests of all Member States. Meaningful results on the ground at the national level, can only be ensured by seeking common ground which is the only sustainable path for addressing challenges in moving towards a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world” Peiris  stated in his comclusion.

One Response to “UN should not be a platform for terrorists”

  1. aloy Says:

    UN should not be a platform for well known crooks to pontificate, too.

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