A lawsuit against MR dismissed

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A US District court has dismissed a lawsuit against Pesident Mahinda Rajapaksa over alleged war crimes committed during the war, foreign media reported.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that she must dismiss the suit against President Mahinda Rajapaksa because the Obama administration says he is immune from the litigation as a foreign head of state.

"The court does not take this step lightly," Kollar-Kotelly wrote. "The plaintiffs' complaint contains shocking allegations of human rights abuses and violations of United States and international law. The court's dismissal of this case is in no way a reflection of the merits of plaintiffs' claims or defendant's defenses. Rather, two centuries of case law and basic constitutional and statutory principles prevent this court from allowing plaintiffs' complaint to move forward at this time."

"This court is not in a position to second-guess the executive's determination that in this case, the nation's foreign policy interests will be best served by granting defendant Rajapaksa head of state immunity while he is in office," Kollar-Kotelly wrote.

The suit was brought by relatives of Tamil Tiger minorities and a humanitarian worker who was assisting them. The plaintiffs claim all were killed by government security forces under Rajapaksa's control.

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  • TMA Friday, 02 March 2012 06:49 AM

    How do U prove without investigating

    ameer Thursday, 01 March 2012 02:36 PM

    Please leave our president
    He do his best for our Country Muslim community.If he is wrong please show proof his wrong doing bring him to justice he will face his honesty.

    chan.... Thursday, 01 March 2012 02:40 PM

    Well said ONLY ON ANTI TERRORRISM, You are correct!!!

    steve Friday, 02 March 2012 07:30 AM

    One down many more to come.
    What goes around comes around!

    willows Friday, 02 March 2012 08:01 AM

    he had the back to stand the LTTE and the west so no problem even there are 100 cases, he will be free with all sri lankans.

    A Sri Lankan Friday, 02 March 2012 08:30 AM

    lets not blame and criticize our president..good or bad..he is our president..WE chose him to be so..so lets support him in his endeavors(though most of them seem unnecessary)..if u disagree,voice out your opinions,in a peaceful and polite way..instead of just slamming the president.

    God Bless Sri Lanka!
    Ayubowan,Vanakam and Assalamu Alaikum!

    Rahu Friday, 02 March 2012 08:43 AM

    Don't proud about a men since million people struggling to survive the life with living cost. Talk about this which our country badly need. We can changed the leader but can't change the style of living life. We can replaced the leader but can't replaced the country. B smart nd think about our economy. Who gonna talk other Humen right in Sl

    yadav Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:10 AM

    With or without immunity, still there's no case against rajapaksa.

    If the LTTE was alive by now it would have killed Obama, saved Osama and made him US President

    yuri Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:38 AM

    Well they will meet Sri Lanka in Geneva. they take to better place

    Dinesh Friday, 02 March 2012 09:13 AM

    He was saver becuase of immune from the litigation as a foreign head of state. not theat he is clean !!

    Real peace Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:28 AM

    Lord Budha said justice would always prevail eventually.

    Kangaroo Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:42 AM

    Aiyo

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:53 AM

    Absolutely right.

    TRUTH Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:55 AM

    if you agree or not undoubtedly Rajapakse is the most successfull president on earth in anti-terrorrism....

    Siri Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:16 AM

    we are SLankan lucky to have leader like MR.

    Nodrog Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:25 AM

    Case should have been dismissed on ground of un-collaborated allegations. Wish everyone was as concerned when the Terrorist were killing innocent Sri lankan women, babies and using young boys and girls as child soldiers.

    Gaminee Ratnayake Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:28 AM

    Mahinda Rajapakse is a man who has been with the common people right throughout his life. He is our hero, He is our saviour, He is our King.

    Crie Abeysooriya Thursday, 01 March 2012 12:07 PM

    good for the country.

    ind Thursday, 01 March 2012 12:18 PM

    Well said !! But that's the truth WEST cannot digest !!

    amuda rala Thursday, 01 March 2012 01:18 PM

    I am not a Rajapakse fan...but in this issue you are the man...the country is with you...anyways how about releasing General SF now...?

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Thursday, 01 March 2012 01:22 PM

    Yes we are lucky to have leader like MaRa

    jank Friday, 02 March 2012 06:40 AM

    Saved by the bell....but the bell won' ring all the time u r in trouble.... :P

    TMA Friday, 02 March 2012 06:48 AM

    In ur dreams. What he does his give a cheaper thrill to ppl like U & then do his dirty deeds as usual. U've been played again friend


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