Envoys summoned over ‘unsatisfactory development’

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The heads of diplomatic missions in Colombo have been called for a meeting on Wednesday to brief them on what the External Affairs Ministry describes as 'unsatisfactory development' regarding the Investigations on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).


External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told Parliament when he took part in the committee stage of the budget debate on the vote of his ministry.
He referred to an incident where a person from the North had collected evidence from people to be sent to the UN in Geneva.


The minister said though the deadline for the submission of evidence had expired there had been instances where evidence was being collected from interested parties through the back door.


Commenting on the lifting of the ban on the LTTE by a European Union Court, he said he had received a report from 17 heads of Sri Lanka's diplomatic missions in Europe on the action to be taken in this regard. The minister said this report had been prepared after engagement with the respective EU countries.


He said there were various options with Sri Lanka requesting these countries to appeal against the General Court ruling lifting the ban on the LTTE on procedural grounds or in the alternative the Government could ask them to enact fresh laws to keep the ban intact.


However, the minister said the government itself would not appeal against this court ruling as it would amount to subjecting the country to the jurisdiction of another country. (KB and YP)

 

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  • bambee Friday, 14 November 2014 08:53 PM

    This man is a disgrace to Oxford University. I have lost all regard to the graduates from Oxford University by seeing the way this man speaks and makes a point. Actually there is no points when he specks. He is just safeguarding is handlers. By doing so he too is getting close to a free air tickets to the Hague.

    Popcorn Friday, 14 November 2014 08:55 PM

    "Unsatisfactory Developments", does that mean the trip to the Hague is getting closer? Bon Voyage, Nutty Prof.

    Sunil Mohan Saturday, 15 November 2014 08:22 PM

    When your judiciary also functioning with back door information , what is wrong here

    premalal Saturday, 15 November 2014 11:43 AM

    It all depends whether the evidence is good or bad. If bad then we should be able to defend against them easily. If the evidence is good then it cannot be restricted by a shelf life.

    Citizen silva Saturday, 15 November 2014 08:57 PM

    This GL is an embarrassment and a disgrace with little or no self respect.To keep making such ridiculous statements is utter rubbish and baseless.Time for this fellow to look for some retirement home before the Hague hails him in, once and for all.

    Bandit Friday, 14 November 2014 10:38 PM

    The more these fellows bark for their handlers, the more corrupt they are prof or nutty or not.

    Freebird Friday, 14 November 2014 10:56 PM

    If we have clean hands why we are worried about blank signed papers via DM Android App

    TONY Saturday, 15 November 2014 11:12 PM

    WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM OUR DIPLOMATS

    Crazy Coot Saturday, 15 November 2014 07:19 AM

    The simpler solution would have been to send Sajin to monitor them !!

    Jameel Sunday, 16 November 2014 08:57 AM

    He is not a professor but back licker. He should have kept his reputation without barking on behalf of corrupted govt. Muslims displaced in the north are still in camps.

    sacre blieu Saturday, 15 November 2014 09:59 AM

    We can send our street fighter to solve all these problems as our current diplomatic institution seems to be ineffective. Chris should be thanked for discovering our new found deterrent.


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