UNHRC decision on SL victory for its people: Cameron

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London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday welcomed the decision of the UNHRC to initiate its own independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

"I am pleased that the UN Human Rights Council has today agreed to press ahead with its own independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka," Cameron said. "This is a victory for the people of Sri Lanka who need to know the truth about what happened during those terrible years of the civil war so that they can move forward," he said in a statement.


Cameron said Thursday's outcome has been "triggered by the failure of the Sri Lankan government to stand by its promises to credibly and independently investigate alleged violations on both sides during the war" against the LTTE.

"I hope that President (Mahinda) Rajapaksa will now seize this fresh opportunity to work with the international community to heal the issues of the past and to reconcile communities across Sri Lanka," he said.

This is the best way to achieve an inclusive and prosperous future and to ensure that Sri Lanka achieves its amazing potential, Cameron said. "I am proud of the crucial role that Britain has played to secure this outcome.

I said in November that we would achieve more by standing up for our values rather than sitting on the sidelines.

And that is exactly what we have done," he said. During his visit to Colombo in November last year for the Commonwealth summit had given Sri Lanka an ultimatum to conduct a credible probe into the war crimes by March, failing which he would seek an international investigation. (PTI)
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  • Fulcrum Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:39 AM

    I don't know what interest he has on Sri Lanka's so-called war crimes.. The Middle East is being screwed by their allies Israel, USA and blah blah.. This is what happens when criminals run global unions and so called international courts of justice. Oh justice my a**!! All these people wana do is chase the Chinese developing this country and enter our soil with their fake smiles and i-care-so-much disguise and make use of our resources and but us under their belt. Screw the UN and that David bit**!!

    Wiseguy Friday, 28 March 2014 11:49 AM

    David, David, David we are not morons to believe you. Do not underestimate the intelligence of Sri Lankans. You would have supported us if Sinhalese formed a sizeable segment of registered voters in UK. You caught the Tiger by the tail now you have to live with. Very soon there will be Tiger mafia in UK dealing in drugs, credit card scams, human trafficking, prostitution etc etc. via DM iPad app

    Public Friday, 28 March 2014 09:40 PM

    David, what action has the UN taken for the wrong action taken by the USA

    it Friday, 28 March 2014 09:40 PM

    double standing. shame on you cameron via DM Android App

    vidura Friday, 28 March 2014 11:55 AM

    This is not we Sri Lankan needs. This is what terrorist want.

    CROW Friday, 28 March 2014 06:37 AM

    WELCOME UK

    Cobra Friday, 28 March 2014 06:38 AM

    And we the people of Sri Lanka ask you to go to HELL!!!!!

    Suq Madique Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:00 AM

    No matter what DC says we know it was done for tamil diaspora votes. Hypocrite

    dinnagap Friday, 28 March 2014 10:11 AM

    Why is the double standards DC?

    mahendra Saturday, 29 March 2014 04:48 PM

    passing of resolution is never a victory for Srilanka but

    LTTE diaspora who pressurized those Countries was obvious

    max Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:07 AM

    agree.dont allow brutal leaders to torture people with immunity.

    Chan Sunday, 30 March 2014 12:58 PM

    Mr. Cameron, who are you tell us what is good for us? You are not our master. You are talking about your LTTE supporters. Please stay out of Sri Lanka's business.
    You only met with militant Tamils. You did not meet with the other ethnic groups.

    ASOKA SENEVIRATNE Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:25 AM

    Go fix your own broken house Cameron. Where the heck was your concern when LTTE was blowing SL and its people in to shreds?? Sleeping?

    chandi Friday, 28 March 2014 05:02 AM

    I don't think any victory for anyone it will only give more disapora sympathy votes for Cameron & his political henchmen.

    LG Saturday, 29 March 2014 06:13 PM

    Who the hell are you to make such a statement on Sri Lanka ?
    We are not a colony of yours any more - remember that !

    nam Friday, 28 March 2014 03:15 PM

    we know what happened. . n we know d brutality of war.. n we dont need any one to help us find dat truth.. we are moving forward happily n u r trying to spoil it.. via DM Android App

    Bhoja Friday, 28 March 2014 12:43 PM

    Hey CAMY Boy don't com to our mother land again 1st u investigate the Israeli what they are doing to palastaiin then you better com here even you pass any resolution agains LANKA it's not gonna work so do not step in to Sri Lanka you white RASiST

    kith udugama Friday, 28 March 2014 05:17 AM

    He should be treated from behind for supporting terrorists. Who is hiding Adel Balasingham the terror Queen.

    dana Friday, 28 March 2014 07:34 PM

    mind your business camaron. we wont kneel behind you n your contries. . via DM Android App

    Bamunu Friday, 28 March 2014 10:54 AM

    Sri Lankan people would be more happy if the UN resolution included a clause for the investigation for war crimes in Sri Lanka during the British Ruling Era.

    kith udugama Friday, 28 March 2014 02:29 PM

    Just keep your butt-oaks shut and wait

    ABC Friday, 28 March 2014 08:58 AM

    Yr attitude towards SL causing more unrest than good. via DM Android App

    careless man Friday, 28 March 2014 10:36 AM

    very good move by UK

    true Friday, 28 March 2014 03:37 AM

    Yes victory for the people, especially Tamil people.

    Indu Friday, 28 March 2014 11:19 AM

    Camaron and us do not need real truth but they want to prove what they want. via DM Android App

    George Clooney Friday, 28 March 2014 03:40 AM

    Victory for minorities who are oppressed, killed and murdered by genocidal, rogue and corrupt counties run by thugs.

    RoaringCreek Friday, 28 March 2014 05:49 AM

    [quote name="Bamunu"]Sri Lankan people would be more happy if the UN resolution included a clause for the investigation for war crimes in Sri Lanka during the British Ruling Era.[/quote]
    Also nice if it included corruption.

    Malli Friday, 28 March 2014 05:50 AM

    Hello true this is not a victory for Tamil people it is victory Terrorists only.

    Ranjith Silvar Friday, 28 March 2014 03:53 AM

    Now its time to Ckeck-mate Embassy guys for their joy rides here. These lot has been a Spy-ring though white collar respect.

    Piyal Friday, 28 March 2014 09:30 AM

    90% Sri Lankan do not want this via DM Android App

    buddhika Friday, 28 March 2014 06:04 AM

    Bambuwa

    Gamarala Friday, 28 March 2014 06:07 AM

    America's poodle has spoken.

    Shilpa Friday, 28 March 2014 11:45 AM

    British never gave victory to our people. So shut up!!! We do not want your intervention in our victories. We will find our victory on our own. Dissolve the NPC immediately. They will never think like Sri Lankans. Cameron hands Off!!


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