UNHRC says SL ‘sabotaging’ inquiry

2014-11-07 10:59:34

U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville had said Sri Lanka was attempting to ‘sabotage’ the UNHRC inquiry and it raises questions about the government's integrity and are an affront to the U.N. body that mandated the inquiry.

Colville told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva that Sri Lanka was refusing to cooperate with an inquiry to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by both Sri Lankan state forces and Tamil rebels during their conflict, and had intimidated witnesses who may wish to testify, the Reuters reported.

"Sri Lanka's government has refused point blank to cooperate with the investigation... (This) raises questions about the integrity of the government. Why would a government sabotage an independent investigation?" he said.

  Comments - 17

  • Gamaya Friday, 7 November 2014 17:19

    That UN followed backdoor methods is well known to everybody.

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    Gamaya Friday, 7 November 2014 17:19

    That UN followed backdoor methods is well known to everybody.

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    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 7 November 2014 17:41

    Obviously because the results of this investigation will show everything that they wanted to hide....criminality, war crimes, cowardice, rape, inhumanity, arrogance, impunity... you name it, it is their.

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    Suq Madique Sunday, 9 November 2014 07:34

    What is also obvious is the UN is ready to believe any un-collaborated accusations from the LTTE diaspora but not anything the GOSL has to say. Its also obvious they are bowing to the dictates of the US

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    Margosa Friday, 7 November 2014 18:04

    When you say both sides have violated human rights, is there a point in a postmortem at this stage? The war is over. What the LTTE did cannot be proved in many cases especially the killing of individuals. Once the war is over, everyone must be glad about it in the first place. An inquiry or investigation at this point is not going to serve any purpose.Instead, suggest and help in any way possible where there could be harmony in the future

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    Karthik Friday, 7 November 2014 19:53

    This not an inquiry or investigation an exercise to help future HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE COUNTRY. Then there are more chances for Harmony in the future.

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    Bababoo Friday, 7 November 2014 20:59

    One bad deed does not cancel out the other nor one good deed cancel out a bad deed. All must and will be punished. Remember, there are still LTTE leaders even in Sri Lanka. They too have to be punished.

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    Yuri Saturday, 8 November 2014 02:25

    Now you compare LTTE with SL Gov. there were two terrorism, STATE AND LTTE. most done the the STATE

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    LANKA Saturday, 8 November 2014 14:31

    A state is a sovereign nation and not some rabid tamil terrorists. You can never compare a legitimate state to a group of suicide bombing murderous scum.

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    TANTRIGE Saturday, 8 November 2014 09:59


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    A.C.M.Inayathullah Friday, 7 November 2014 18:25

    The attitude of the govt. of Sri Lanka in this regard once again invites the foreign interference into the internal affairsof the country. Who is to blame for this, politicians or the countrymen.

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    hash Friday, 7 November 2014 18:31

    They dont allow the investigation because the UN has no mandate for it. via DM Android App

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    bababoo Friday, 7 November 2014 21:59

    Yes, this has been the case from the beginning. Once the Investigation is on the following should be brought to task for sabotage:- Mahinda Rajapaksa -G.L.Peris- Sameasinghe- All government minsters and MPs-Former LTTE members supporting the government

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    Nims Saturday, 8 November 2014 02:09

    Hey, Rupert Colville I appreciate your attempts to bring to book those who were involved in war crimes in Sri Lanka. But I have a question to you. Why are you silent about the war crimes committed by US, UK and its allies in the past. Are you happy with what is happening in the ME today created by your cousins. Talk the truth mate if you are a true man

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    SBT Saturday, 8 November 2014 08:47

    One-sided UN should in the very first stage investigate all the bombs that were let out in Colombo including the human bombs by the LTTE and the number of innocent civilians killed in the process. Were was this UN investigators and UN fellows when the central bank bomb was set off and the hundreds of our citizens were killed and I do very well remember when late Mr. Kumar P come on a private TV Channel and said that the government deserve it, acknowledging the killings. What about all other killings of our leaders? How can you the UN do an impartial investigation without the LTTE? This itself’s show the how biased the UN is and the present story that our Hon: minister G.L P said. We believe him and to us whatever you say internationally we know what you are made of from your own action. So people in the UN, you are just wasting your time and money both. In a different note, you all should do an investigation in Iraq, Libya – will you please

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    Manuelpillai Saturday, 8 November 2014 09:47

    It is high time SL government think of cooperating as otherwise they will be isolated as perpetrators of all crimes.

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    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Sunday, 9 November 2014 00:56

    And the UNHRC is engaging in a "Kangaroo court:" by refusing to investigate the entire war as Rajapakse has demanded.

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