Rajiva clarification of NDTV interview

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Adviser on Reconciliation to the President Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha refuted claims today that he had admitted to there being Army personnel involved in war crimes and that these persons would be investigated.

"I did not say anyone was found guilty of killing civilians during the final phase of the war. In fact I pointed out that the general allegations about indiscriminate attacks on civilians were easily shown to be exaggerated if not false,” he said.

India’s NDTV reported that according to Wijesinha “Some of these army personnel have been found guilty of killing civilians during the final phase of the war against the LTTE, and accordingly action will be taken against them.”

The report, by the Indian channel, goes on to talk of the LLRC already having made reports which call for the indictment of the some army personnel. However Wijesinha claims otherwise.

“I said nothing categorical about LLRC decisions because these are not in the public domain except for the initial recommendations. I said that I thought it likely they would recommend charges (not changes) where there was a prima facie case. I believe they may already have made recommendations for indictment but the case in which I have noted specifics that could be looked into, the White Flag case, does not seem to have been considered as yet. That is why I talk of my hopes for further investigation being mandated. The LLRC cannot of course find anyone guilty since they are not a judicial body,” Wijesinha told the Daily Mirror.

Finally he denied admitting to the fact that there was impunity in the East. “I obviously did not say there was impunity in the Eastern Province, I said there were allegations that there had been impunity, and said those allegations were wrong for the reason I then gave. There was a case in which someone has not just been indicted, but had gone through a judicial process, and I believe been given a suspended sentence. But I said very clearly that this was not for a war crime as far as I knew, it was for something much less grave,” he said. (Dianne Silva)

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  • CEEDEEBEE Saturday, 03 September 2011 04:35 AM

    And you think you will then be told the truth!!!!!!! Grow up

    Ronny Friday, 02 September 2011 06:20 AM

    Everyone First talk then clarify.

    Ben Friday, 02 September 2011 06:30 AM

    More like foot in the mouth, oops!

    kala.kala46 Saturday, 03 September 2011 05:02 AM

    kata borukivata diva boru kiyanne ne huuuuuuu

    aliuskannan Friday, 02 September 2011 06:28 AM

    Look South Act south policy of India?

    KodeNathiSriLankan Saturday, 03 September 2011 05:39 AM

    You mean a parrot?

    Edmund Friday, 02 September 2011 06:55 AM

    Why don't you go back to your Shelly and Keats? Leave this serious matter in the hands of veterans like Gothabhaya Rajapakse. The more you speak the more confusion we are in!

    Makara Saturday, 03 September 2011 08:22 AM

    When people talk sweet nothings, you end up with sweet nothings.

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Saturday, 03 September 2011 10:04 AM

    ARE WE LIVING IN A FOOLS' PARADISE ? We have to work with the world We need their trade and aid.

    UK TAMIL BOY Friday, 02 September 2011 09:15 AM

    THINK BEFORE YOU TALK.

    Kaf Thursday, 01 September 2011 02:44 PM

    Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, we know you won't let your country down ever. We salute you for your efforts against LTTE terrorists.

    Gihan Thursday, 01 September 2011 03:23 PM

    Only talk,talk and talk!

    freehit Friday, 02 September 2011 05:13 PM

    You are spot on, Edmund. Professor or not, these guys must be given a training in how to avoid pitfalls when talking to the media.

    GSK Friday, 02 September 2011 03:25 AM

    i guess Prof. Rajia doing his job correctly and what he was told to do !!!

    Nam Saturday, 03 September 2011 01:09 AM

    Rajivia, talk to Mervin and seek his advise.

    Senaka Bandaranayake Saturday, 03 September 2011 01:14 AM

    You are doing a great service to the nation. You have stumped the so called free media of the west. The western governments and their “free media” are no better than Nazi Hitler’s/Goebbels propaganda machine. See how well these hypocrites lie of Gaddafi. Isn’t it funny that they do not show any palaces but they keep talking of him squandering Libya’s wealth? No broken down schools or hospitals to show but they say that they are in a dilapidated state and he had not invested. With the collapse of their economies in the last century it was the Jews who were to blame. Once again with the collapse of their economies it’s the turn of the Arabs now and to an extent us in the east.

    Sameen Jan Saturday, 03 September 2011 02:29 AM

    Opening his mouth wide and ugly or singing for his supper

    wajeed Saturday, 03 September 2011 03:46 AM

    he is a bluffer, once i watched a vedio from Al jazeera where he openly confessed to the military committing to war crimes. he doesnt know what he speaks.


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