Lanka speaks to Pillai on Alston

10 February 2010 03:40 pm - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lankan government has expressed concerns to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanetham Pillay on the recent conduct of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions, Philip Alston.

The government has said that the move by the Rapporteur, last month, to make public a technical note of the investigations on the controversial Channel 4 video by a UN panel had breached the principles and practices of the UN Human Rights Special Procedures and Mechanisms.

The concerns were expressed by Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe when he met the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, reports said.  (JN)

  Comments - 31

  • Wednesday, 10 February 2010 06:57 PM

    Look who is talking about "breached ... principles and practices of the UN Human Rights ..."

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 06:58 PM

    Better this Minister go home and sleep ...

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 04:51 AM

    I want to hear the full story and real story. Always outcome will be totally different from the truth...

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 05:10 AM

    The Gov. should stop the arrogant and aggressive policy towards the international community and instead engage them diplomatically. Now that the war is over they have no need to go on a confrontational path which would be anyhow detrimental to SL interests

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 07:32 PM

    Practice human rights in realtion to Sarath Fonseka!

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 07:47 PM

    Now the government needs Pillay, on their side?

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 05:28 AM

    Making fool all nations.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:13 PM

    This government has lost its face and credibility, in the international arena.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:15 PM

    Remember the saying "empty vessels make the biggest noise."

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:31 PM

    'Horage ammagen pena aseema' !

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:58 PM

    Before they left they said that they were going to correct the SF 'white-flag' story - what is this now? 'Yanne koheda - malle poll!'

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 06:35 AM

    Agreed with nish. Its because of them who handle these situations some how that we live without any sanctions and harresment. When fools like fonseka sells the country in daylight saying that our army did war crimes, go to hell calitus.

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 06:41 AM

    Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, along with Dr Rajiva and Dr Dayan managed to give Sri Lanka a great victory at the UNHRC 11th Special Session. Where the hell were you living at that time??

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 03:49 PM

    So, our Disastrous Minister is going to teach principles and policies of Human Rights to the United Nations. It is worse than getting Veddahs to preach Bana!

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 06:52 AM

    If the accusations are false, the minister only needs to open the stall doors and allow independent investigations to confirm same and Sri Lanka and the sinhalese in particular can hold their heads up in esteem. If accusations are true it is no use hiding this horror because finally truth will prevail, as the way Lord Buddha has preached. We sinhalese then will have to hold our heads in shame for being tacit and instrumental in this dasardly act against humanity. Is this what you mean by if he fails, the country fails? Where is your conscience? What religeon do you belong? Dont you also have a loving mother,, father, a brother or a sister? Where is your humanity or r u still in a cannibalistic form?

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 06:53 AM

    Channel 4 video have been investigated by experts and then Alston reacted accordingly. Remember cant hide the truth for long time. If a 4 star General can be treated like this, then how the innocent people in war zone would have been treated? Mr. Samarasinghe UN is a institution it works on their policy and they have all evidence on the fact. So don't be a Joker. Also Pillai knows how you treated her. On your words she is a "Sudu Kotiya" do you think she will trust you?

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:02 AM

    It seems most of our readers are going around the table. Try to understand the fact behind and comment to the point. This is typical Sri Lankans nature of having poor mind-sets.

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:19 AM

    What is sauce for goose is sauce for the gander for this Govt. This they have displayed very nicely

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:22 AM

    We thought Mahinda S. went to talk about Sarath's comments. See how the government used Sarath's name, to balame him, when they have, in fact, gone for a inquiry about the video!

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 04:12 PM

    I wonder whether our Minister knows the definition of Human Rights

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 04:21 PM

    Nobody cares Sri Lankan goverment, everyone knows how democratic they are.

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 04:23 PM

    We have become the jokers thanks to our politicians..

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:42 AM

    Sri Lankan politicians go to Lord Buddha only when there is an election - otherwise and on other days thuggery, murder, corruption , dealing in drugs and thinking of how to rob the country will be their main objective??

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 02:24 AM

    The way how Genral was arrested by the Army is a plus point for the people who are trying to say Channel 4 video is true.

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 03:20 AM

    Take care human rights in SL first, after reflect others.....

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 03:24 AM

    Yet another act of deceit. Don't they realize that at least 40% of Sri Lankan voters are not fools?

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 05:35 PM

    i think the govt should look at the biggest Human Rights violation which its doing by SF in custody. whatever happened to democracy in sri lanka? are we becoming anothe Cuba?

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 03:44 AM

    The time to decide how much Pillay is worth! Can deal in any currency!

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 03:53 AM


    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 05:55 PM

    Practice before you preach my dear disaster damager

    Thursday, 11 February 2010 04:16 AM

    calistus, respect and appreciate for who he is and what he is doing for the country. if he fails, we fail as a county including you and me, not only the government and its supporters.

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