The Statement made by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein at a media briefing held in the last day of his four-day Sri Lanka visit, on the judicial process into alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lankan tri-forces was malicious and unfair, Joint Opposition’s expert spokesman G.L. Peiris said today.
He said that the “motive of the UN High Commissioner was not to prevail justice and equity for the victims, whose human rights have been violated, but to fulfil certain political agendas,” he said.
“In his statement wrapping up his four-day visit, the UNHR Chief has insulted Sri Lankan tri-forces, judicial system and the sovereignty of the country,” Peiris said.
He questioned as to what kind of proof caused the UNHR Chief to come to a conclusion that an investigation was a must into the alleged war crimes.
“According to sources, the report of the UNHR Chief was based on the evidence gathered from anonymous witnesses and therefore, the reliability of the evidence against a reputation of a country seems to be unclear,” Peiris said.
He said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should have a clear stance on the UN resolution and the implementation of its proposal in the country without making contradictory statements with regard to the issue.
“When other countries, including the United States of America (USA) are openly violating Human Rights by carrying out military exercises in war torn countries, where thousands of innocent civilians are killed, UNHRC’s strange concern on the alleged Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka is a point to be noted,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prof. Tissa Vitharana charged that Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera prevented representatives of the Joint Opposition meeting UNHRC Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein. (Piyumi Fonseka)
Nobody understands what he is uttering about. This is the case every time he opens his mouth. One of the most inefficient politicians we have in our parliament among Dinesh. Public money spent on them is in vein.
Sri Lankan Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:01 PM
He has no principles, if he is given a post in the govt he will shut up.
onlooker Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:24 AM
If they did not finish off the war none of these fools who go to the north now like heros would not have been able to do so.
onlooker Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:25 AM
Of course! Why not?
Wesko Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:13 PM
Mr GL. Please allow our President F/M to handle this job , you and your government have failed many times and Made a big mess of it.
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:15 PM
The countries citizens will take care of the reputation of the country and that is why we sent you and Ali Baba and his forty thieves home. Thus from now onwards, this country will have transparent judicial systems and that is why BBS Gnanasera has been re-remanded and all crooks like you who lived off the public are worried.
Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:21 PM
100% true, atleast now this fellow should realize this.
J Palitha Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:21 PM
Is he also scared? Yes, he too was with the robbers.
Roshan Thursday, 11 February 2016 10:19 AM
This old chaps wants to compare USA with Srilanka. What is in his mind and brain? Let him take a dive at Tangalle beach.
C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 10 February 2016 07:35 PM