Int’l involvement not ruled out: PM

2016-01-27 09:27:27

In an interview with the Channel 4 news, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the government had not ruled out international involvement in the probe into alleged war crimes.   

When asked whether there will be no foreign involvement in the probe as claimed by President Maithripala Sirisena last week, the Prime Minister said he (President) had not ruled it out.

Q: President said last week that there will be no international involvement in this investigation?

RW: “We have not ruled it out, he has not ruled it out. Our first prong is the people itself. Whatever else we do they might find also the benefit and that’s a long process we have started,”

Q: But there will be international component?

RW: “There, there are.. yes.. We are standing by our commitment on the Geneva resolution,” the premier said.

He said the government was putting together the mechanism for accountability and reconciliation by May or so when they were took before the UN Council meets in Geneva and would have their proposal ready.

“I don't think there is anything to be worried about. We are all people who fought for it. I put my neck out more than anyone else and by May all these doubts will go out,” he said.


  Comments - 11

  • Onlooker Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:24

    All living in a fools paradise

    Reply : 7       26

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:30

    This is one guy who is excellent to become the leader of a country, unlike the others.

    Reply : 26       53

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:30

    This is one guy who is excellent to become the leader of a country, unlike the other yakkos who talk bullshit to the media.

    Reply : 16       34

    Mohan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:34

    Well done sir! We salute you for ousting Rajapaksa's.

    Reply : 12       49

    Chryshan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:07

    Seams like PM and president work together well. Both are in dark. I am sure people of this country has a better idea on this situation than these two.

    Reply : 19       30

    Mary Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:19

    I totally agree. He is the best the country has.

    Reply : 15       38

    Premalal Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:41

    It is time we face this issue head on and stop burying our heads in the sand. We will never be able to wear down the international community by dragging the issue. It may work for the local community but not the international. Even the local community will reply in kind at the next election.

    Reply : 3       27

    Ash Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:45

    Hi is indeed Great. the challenge Will be to groom a successor. via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       27

    srilankan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 17:05

    yes he is the best left in the country via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       30

    TISSA JAYASINGHE Wednesday, 27 January 2016 17:33


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    Sheri Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:09

    Absolutely - agree with the comment by Mr Jayasinghe - Channel 4 is known for its one-sided reporting!

    Reply : 1       2

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