Probe on SL is of great importance-new UNHRC Chief

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The new UN Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan has remarked that he attaches great importance to the investigation on Sri Lanka led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) while urging the Lankan authorities to cooperate with the investigation.

 
In a release copy of his first opening statement at a UNHRC session, which Zeid is due to deliver since his appointment as the new UN Human Rights Chief at the 27th UNHRC sessions due to commence on Monday (8) he has called upon the Sri Lankan authorities to cooperate with the process in the interests of justice and reconciliation.
 
He has also expressed alarm at the reports on threats that have been leveled against Human Rights Defenders in the country as well as on prospective victims and witnesses.
 
Furthermore in his references on Sri Lanka, the new UN Human Rights Chief has also deplored the incitements and violence against the Muslim and Christian minorities in the country.
 
Meanwhile, an oral update is scheduled to be delivered on the probe led by the OHCHR on alleged abuses that were committed by both parties during the final phases of the war in Sri Lanka, despite delays to commence its operations.
 
The government of Sri Lanka has expressed optimism regarding the appointment of Zeid as the new UN Human Rights Chief, stating they believe he would act on matters concerning Sri Lanka with a proper understanding and by rectifying alleged shortcomings committed by his predecessor Navi Pillay.(Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 48

  • Bala Saturday, 06 September 2014 10:53 PM

    The real LTTE criminals are in the Govt already - KP Karuna Pillayan etc - so why blame other countries for soft attitude to LTTE.

    jacoobian Sunday, 07 September 2014 09:29 AM

    Hmmm. This guy should definitely be on the LTTE payrolll .. Hmmm...

    Ganga Sunday, 07 September 2014 09:32 AM

    only talk and no walk. until then....

    kasyapa Sunday, 07 September 2014 09:48 AM

    Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid has to secure and act for his newly appointed highly paid job as long as possible, no matter what.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 07 September 2014 12:17 AM

    Thank U Sir.

    Ammaa Sunday, 07 September 2014 12:54 AM

    Come and see UVA election, see how people enjoy democracy and peace, Sinhalese , Tamils , Muslims, Christians, all are in the cabinet, how can say government is communal ??????

    jacoobian Sunday, 07 September 2014 11:16 AM

    general public of sri lanka .. when are U going to wake up ??

    Real Peace Saturday, 06 September 2014 03:44 PM

    What's next? Call the new chairman of the UNHCR an LTTE agent too?!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 07 September 2014 12:22 PM

    Wonder what sort of "proposal" Mervyn is going to bring on the new chief.

    Raj Sunday, 07 September 2014 09:17 PM

    [quote name="Dutchy_Semasinghe"]please let Sri Lanka to take care of its own affairs within its legal framework. international obligations have to be balanced with domestic compulsions.[/quote]
    have you got a impartial functioning legal system in SL

    Gamarala Saturday, 06 September 2014 03:57 PM

    In fact he should investigate his own country's abuse of human rights where honor killing of females is rampant in Jordan.

    Ettu Saturday, 06 September 2014 04:01 PM

    I wonder how will they bring all ltte and their terrorist to trail for war crimes. Because UN has fabricated with ch4 , ltte and panel of experts previously it clearly shows inefficiency, and no trust in their fair decision. Terrorist should not be heard or given a say.

    Don Don Saturday, 06 September 2014 04:03 PM

    Aba saranai

    ABC Sunday, 07 September 2014 04:16 AM

    This means same dance to slightly different tune.

    dian Saturday, 06 September 2014 04:26 PM

    He is a muslim. A ISIS supporter ...

    Suresh Sunday, 07 September 2014 04:57 AM

    It is better to investigate his own back yard before investigating others.

    Dass Monday, 08 September 2014 12:05 AM

    sadly gon will only understand gon talks. 70% of sri lanksans do.

    dhamarapalad Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:12 PM

    real

    UNHCR will find the truth and deal with them,humans are not slauters

    lee Sunday, 07 September 2014 05:21 AM

    Pissudabang?........agent of SLMC

    Regi Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:21 PM

    No, No, the former one was a Tamil and the new one is a Muslim.

    Jayasekaraeka Sunday, 07 September 2014 05:30 AM

    Will Sri Lankan realized the inquiry is not a personal one but on principle UN is responsible for all humans in the world

    dhamarapalad Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:24 PM

    beruwela killing no no place in future,

    dhamarapalad Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:27 PM

    UN meeting in USA in septmer 21st 2014, srlanka in bad wicket,

    James Sunday, 07 September 2014 05:42 AM

    Whole world is full of probs, this guy only see SL minority issues, HE LOOKS ANOTHER JOKER.

    Dutchy_Semasinghe Sunday, 07 September 2014 05:52 AM

    please let Sri Lanka to take care of its own affairs within its legal framework. international obligations have to be balanced with domestic compulsions.

    jay Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:34 PM

    Let them do any investigation.we are experiancing the freedom now in sri lanka.UN cannot stop world terrorism.only they do post investigation.no problem.

    malij Sunday, 07 September 2014 05:58 AM

    Just another US lackey eyeing the UN Sec. General Post.

    Rajarathnam Monday, 08 September 2014 01:39 AM

    He is not a Srilankan specially a Sinhalese person belongs to defense.

    kumar Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:51 PM

    Typical Gon talk!

    kumar Saturday, 06 September 2014 05:53 PM

    Sir, Give due punishment for this uncivilized war criminals.

    Perumal Sunday, 07 September 2014 06:23 AM

    Yanne koheda, Malle Pol Comments! No wonder! All these commentators must be Sri Lankan voters!!

    Truth Sunday, 07 September 2014 06:23 AM

    they dont shell their own people..

    Ammaa Sunday, 07 September 2014 06:33 AM

    [quote name="dhamarapalad"]UN meeting in USA in septmer 21st 2014, srlanka in bad wicket,[/quote]
    Ohh bad wicket batsman know how to play bowlers are to be tired

    Don Saturday, 06 September 2014 06:27 PM

    I agree with Kumar. It is typical Gon talk try and to cover up one bad deed by pointing out another.

    Dickie Bird Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:06 AM

    [quote name="dhamarapalad"]UN meeting in USA in septmer 21st 2014, srlanka in bad wicket,[/quote]

    Good. better put65 Obama on trial.

    dushan Monday, 08 September 2014 02:11 AM

    Good joke. even Chief Justice couldn't and you think common man can.

    Dickie Bird Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:07 AM

    [quote name="jay"]Let them do any investigation.we are experiancing the freedom now in sri lanka.UN cannot stop world terrorism.only they do post investigation.no problem.[/quote]

    Un closing the stable gates after horses have bolted.

    ANTON Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:26 AM

    MOKADA ? ICE BUCKET PAARAK WATH ONEY WELAADA ?

    ANTON Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:28 AM

    YEAH, BUT THIS TIME ARABIC MUSIC.

    FOXG Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:31 AM

    YES, YES, WE HAVE ENOUGH INCORRIGIBLE PEOPLE IN SRI LANKA

    Sisira Kankanamage Saturday, 06 September 2014 07:41 PM

    New chief should probe HR allegations in muslim countries and set an example first.

    Amarakoon Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:44 AM

    Well, if investigate alleged war crimes in SL are important, War crimes done in occupied Palestine territories by Israel is also important. Has he made any statement in this regard?

    aji Sunday, 07 September 2014 04:20 PM

    when somebody is accused of something we should be able to say ' Ehi Passiko".


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