Darusman defines ‘accountability’

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Marzuki Darusman who heads the UN Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka last Friday said that Sri Lanka should explain what happened on the 40,000 deaths during the country’s north war, the New York based Inner City Press reported.

Responding to a question in New York regarding the definition of ‘accountability’ mentioned in the Panel report, Darusman said, “…accountability means to explain what happened on the 40,000 deaths.”
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  • Shan Sunday, 04 November 2012 10:18 PM

    How did you get the 40000 figure. Is it Gordon Wiesse's gestimate upper limit?

    Tintin Sunday, 04 November 2012 10:34 PM

    Admissions and Accountability are key to rebuild trust and move forward as a nation. The longer we wait without doing this, the larger the distancing between true healing and reconciliation. Realities are realities. Despite each individuals interpretation.

    david Sunday, 04 November 2012 10:35 PM

    Good start..at least some one from UN to talk about this higher number of desths.

    Panhinda Sunday, 04 November 2012 10:35 PM

    Who is going to find Darusman accountable for the 40,000 figure?

    Senaka Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:36 PM

    "Accountability" also means, where did Darusman get the figuire of 40,000. He will have to disclose his source.

    Nishantha Monday, 05 November 2012 12:00 AM

    Mr. Dharusman, you and your crew are trying to exaggerate the situation, but you can't ensconce the truth. As a nation we will get bind and never give a chance to engulf our nation. via DM Android App

    Sanjay Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:40 PM

    We had a war for 30 years, that's what happened

    S de Silva Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:43 PM

    Before Sri Lanka explains the 40,000 deaths, Darusman should ask how those who are trumpeting this, what evidence they had to come up with this figure. And if a satisfactory explanation is not forthcoming the GoSL should seek damages for libel against those who claim this canard.

    Potta Sunil Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:47 PM

    During the final stages of the war, everything looked ok that a just war has been completed. But looking back at it now, something has gone wrong somewhere?

    Mark Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:52 PM

    Hopefully...there are no white vans in your country

    Rom Sunday, 04 November 2012 11:55 PM

    Here we go trouble waters ahead face them or be faced!!!!

    Ajith Monday, 05 November 2012 08:35 AM

    Accountability also means disclosing how the 40000 was arrived at. If Darusmann could let the GOSL know how he arrived at 40000 i am sure the explanation will be forthcoming.

    Tintin Tuesday, 06 November 2012 02:16 AM

    LTTE support groups openly operating? LTTE was a terror outfit and we eliminated them right? They must be receiving their right form of Accountability in hell now. How can the support groups be held accountable for LTTE's deeds? I am no supporter of any kind of war. But human rights are human rights. We need to develop our mindsets to see that. Not just point fingers and keep saying " You also did that, So why find fault with me."

    nicky karunarathna Monday, 05 November 2012 01:04 AM

    From where did he get this phantom figure? Is he accountable for his lies and deciet in this whole sage build on bogus foundation or given by the LTTE alias Tamil terrorist alias TNA alias NGO/INGO's who funded the these guys to fabricate barefaced lies? In this case major question here is whose accountable to whom? What's criteria these figures been proped up from thin air. The other side of the coin is - where is the millions killed and three million displaced from Iraq war? Who is accountable for that?

    Nihal Fernando Monday, 05 November 2012 01:24 AM

    It is easy. Darusman has counted the legs and divided them by two to arrive at that figure. He knows his elementary maths..

    RamUK Monday, 05 November 2012 09:02 AM

    they should ask LTTE too. But both have to take the accountability. Also Govt has more responsible than a terrorist group since we voted and elected them to answer us.

    Mr.Plod Monday, 05 November 2012 01:40 AM

    Well said Sir, this is exactly what needs to be done. Some politicians and "so called patriots" want to forget the past. No, this needs to be investigated and the wrongdoers brought to International justice.

    Nodrog Monday, 05 November 2012 01:51 AM

    Why doesn't he ask the existing LTTE supporting groups to account for how many they killed?

    kaputakukula Monday, 05 November 2012 09:49 AM

    No proof or explanation would siffice to the one who already decided to deny.

    John Monday, 05 November 2012 10:49 AM

    White vans are in your country and the west. You have the experience although you are writing with a different name.
    So go the West for the white vans!

    RuwanL Monday, 05 November 2012 03:10 AM

    There was no rain and this is not a cricket match to apply Duckworh and Luis formula! I am not sure how he got 40,000?

    Nihal Monday, 05 November 2012 03:20 AM

    40,000= 22,000 Army,Navy, Air Force and home guards + 21850 civilians(Tamil, Sinhala, Muslim) + 150 politicians

    ransam Monday, 05 November 2012 03:29 AM

    Dose this 40,000 include Tamil civilians and our war heroes killed by LTTE? Who should be accountable for them?

    sayed Monday, 05 November 2012 03:40 AM

    In this case you should not give any loop hole this is exactly what we needs to be done. this needs to be investigated and the wrongdoers brought to International justice.

    Mr.Plod Monday, 05 November 2012 03:41 AM

    The advanced technology?

    priyantha Monday, 05 November 2012 03:42 AM

    only talk but nothing is done and never will be done.

    Yuri Monday, 05 November 2012 04:19 AM

    You should ask China and India who gave Generous wepons to SL to do killing Biz.

    bandara Monday, 05 November 2012 04:38 AM

    if you have a different figure, kindly come out with that and an explanation of how you arrived at the different figure

    bandara Monday, 05 November 2012 04:40 AM

    so that you can send a white van to eliminate the source, accused can't be choosy.

    bandara Monday, 05 November 2012 04:42 AM

    the remnants are all with the GOSL and that's why they are asking the GOSl to explain

    Buffaloa citizen Monday, 05 November 2012 05:12 AM

    Reconciliation should work both ways. Tamils only ask for accountability for killings of tamils. What about accountability for the thousands of other communities killed by the Tamil tigers?? The existing LTTE support groups openly operating should be held liable for this.

    michael Monday, 05 November 2012 02:41 PM

    If US condemns or raises question against the impeachment of the CJ that is ok but when Darusman questions about the death that is some think wrong ?

    What a system

    Gayan Monday, 05 November 2012 02:48 PM

    They have more sophisticated killing machines like Drones. Killing hundreds of thousands in Afganistan /Iraq ect.You cant even see the killer

    kaputakukula Monday, 05 November 2012 05:27 AM

    Hmmmmmm.... the road sign points towards the Hague.

    Gayan Monday, 05 November 2012 02:52 PM

    Why, are there so many toilats in Hague for your people to clean?

    Ananda S Monday, 05 November 2012 06:09 AM

    Why dont you stop at 40,000 and not further exaggerating to 400,000 or 4000000? Come one Darusman.....we are being Sri Lankans know 'who LTTE, their pro-LTTE NGOs and their 30 plus years of propaganda campaign. You are just one of their pawns.

    ANTON Monday, 05 November 2012 06:09 AM

    This figure includes deaths of dengue, road accidents and number of drowned people.

    ravi Monday, 05 November 2012 06:24 AM

    Thank you Sir do not give up we will with you.

    leelananda Monday, 05 November 2012 07:05 AM

    allow an independent accountability to happen then the truth will reveal.

    oslo Sunday, 04 November 2012 09:50 PM

    Sir , you mean, 40 000 In Iraq or Afghanistan or maube Veitnam .. right ?


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