Criticisms are being levelled from all quarters these days against UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for not taking steps to halt the Sri Lankan (SL) war concluded recently. ‘The Economist’ magazine has declared that Ban Ki Moon’s popularity is on the decline day by day , based on an opinion poll , adding that, one of the reasons for this popularity wane is because Moon did not perform his duties duly during the SL war .
The US New York Times newspaper during the last few days has also come down heavily on Ban Ki Moon against his course of action and for not taking measures to stop the war. It had been pointed out that Ban Ki Moon had not adopted adequate strategies and measures to stop the war. Although he tried to halt the war by his personal discussions with the SL Govt. , he did not sufficiently enlist the International community to bring enough pressure to bear on the SL Govt. overtly. He is also being castigated for his lukewarm attitude , having not made an announcement seriously critical of the SL Govt. and for not issuing a notice under his personal signature.