Lanka rejects foreign probe

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By Kshanika Argent


Sri Lanka says there should be no hurry in setting up an international probe to investigate the final stages of the war against the LTTE as the government has taken ‘necessary action’ to address human rights allegations.

This comes after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today maintained that Sri Lanka needed an international probe despite the government having created a post-war reconciliation commission to look into alleged human rights violations.

Pillay is quoted as saying, "Based on previous experience and new information, I remain convinced that such objectives would be better served by establishing an independent international accountability mechanism that would enjoy public confidence, both in Sri Lanka and elsewhere."

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwela speaking to Daily Mirror online however noted that Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation, with a government democratically elected by the people and so will address concerns on its own.

"Positive comments have been made by many other nations in the steps we have taken and we are now more interested in correcting past mistakes ourselves and we see no hurry in setting up an international probe when we have already taken necessary action in this regard through our reconciliation commission," Minister Rambukwella said. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Tuesday, 01 June 2010 05:54 AM

    No!! Simple the invincible tigers are toothless!! UN wants to investigate how tigers loss their teeth.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 06:04 AM

    Sri Lankan forces did not have any reason to kill innocent Tamil civilians deliberately when they were already seeing the victory but it is not difficult to understand that forces courageously fought to eliminate the LTTE leadership. We are always indebted to those valient soldiers who sacrificied their lives during the last phase. No one cry about them but only LTTE terrorists. Pillai should worry about the innocent people still die in Gaza, Iraq, Afganistan Pakisan, India and Jamaica not the terrorists who died last year in Sri Lanka..

    Monday, 31 May 2010 04:57 PM

    Show a single case where SL govt appointed HR inquery came to a conclusion or provided verdic. Nothing!
    thats why international panel is necessary

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 06:51 AM

    asking for internatioal inquiry is another way of asking way to control sri lanka and keep us under their thumb.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:28 AM

    she is doing her business and not yours.. she is the HR commissionor for UN.. so it's her duty..

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:43 AM

    Can you show any other country who appointed a panel to investigate this kind of incidences and came to conclusion or verdict ?

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:57 AM

    mate, the international panels wont do any justice for the victims, its just to play around with sri lanka. If these people are so genuine, why dont they do the same in iraq or afganistan?

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 02:50 AM

    We know all about the commissions set up by the Government and what happens to them after the ha-ho had died down. Besides what about those mass graves that keep surfacing?

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 03:27 AM

    I agree with the Minister that we do not need to bow down to the UN who is not at all an International body which runs with a back bone. They are a bias body who try to interfere where there is no strong support of US and EU countries. They will not touch these countries other than releasing some light messages. Pillai is interested in SL and working on her own for a long time because it involves her community.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 03:52 AM

    and u call yourself a LION!!!!!

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:24 AM

    I do not why people are showing mercy for these Babarian LTTE. Not a single person was worrying about the innocent civilians who were murdered by LTTE terror.. This is very sad... All are comming behind Sinhala Nation....

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:26 AM

    Well said! True we have heard this an umpteen times. Sri Lanka govt is very clever at calling for or appointing a commission to do this and do that but we the public never hear about the findings nor the actions taken thereafter.
    So, Pillay is right in this respect to say an international pannel will have more acceptance as it will report on credible findings.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:39 AM

    We are confident that nothing in such manner occurred. So let them do what they want and let us be free. We have more priorities to accomplish.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:56 AM

    Pillay is biased. When LTTE violated human rights (massacaring innocent children ,Women & families) not a singal Pillay was there to talk about it.Please mind your own
    business Pillay


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