The Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) yesterday vehemently condemned the appointment of Dr. Nimalka Fernando as one of the Commissioners to the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) and requested the President to remove her from the OMP.
In a statement addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, it said they condemned the appointment of Dr. Fernando on behalf of all Sri Lankan patriots living across the world.
"In order to preserve the dignity of the country, we request the President to conduct a proper investigation and to remove people like Dr. Fernando whose actions had only brought disrepute to the Sri Lankan Government,” it said.
The GSLF said soon after the war was ended in 2009, one of the biggest challenges faced by the country was responding to the false allegations made by many elements including the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s Office.
"When we were facing such a situation, Dr.Nimalka Fernando made numerous statements against the country and war heroes at several UNHRC sessions. Therefore, we perceive her appointment as an attempt of placing the national security at risk and betraying the war heroes," The GSLF said in its statement
"It also seems the President has failed to realise that not only a fight has to be waged against the terrorists but also against the unwise decisions taken by certain elements in the government who back terrorism,” it said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Des Monday, 5 March 2018 10:15
Sri Lankan patriots living across the world?? You love your country, but you do not want to live here?
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sanjeeva Monday, 5 March 2018 10:28
two thumbs up for your wise comment. the best part is - if you check on the nationality of the kids of many of those lakans who are residing overseas, they are not sri lankans. they even cannot utter a word in sinhala. Dr Nimalka should not be removed but MS is a buffoon. hw take only popular decisions and not hard decisions which may not go down well with ppl
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Suraliya Monday, 5 March 2018 16:17
The same applies to diaspora tamils who set the agenda for nonsense
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Sri Wickrema Monday, 5 March 2018 14:58
This so called Sri Lanakan patriots living luxurious lives abroad have no moral right to do a such request.
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Reader Monday, 5 March 2018 15:06
She appears a biased person in her speeches so not good appointment. Get a knowledgeable independent person.
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Neville Monday, 5 March 2018 15:10
When so called patriots cannot stand the truth they want justice be removed
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Martin Milton Monday, 5 March 2018 15:24
Just because one speaks and writes good English one must never assume that those people are not conversant in Sinhala! This is utterly childish and simplistic. One will find tham almost all in the GSLF are very well versed in Sinhala and very much better than most who are trying to criticise them! Ms Nimalka Fernando is an antinational person and should NEVER have been appointed to this committee. She must be removed promptly IF the President can summon what is left of his backbone! MM
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Sheri Monday, 5 March 2018 17:57
Does the government want a traitor around in the OMP who will be ready to condemn our brave forces?
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