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JO questions PM’s honesty

22 March 2017 06:07 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s assurance that the Government would only allow the participation of foreign observers and not foreign judges in an accountability mechanism to look into war crime charges was untrue and dishonest, the Joint Opposition said today.

It said the Premier did not come up with a clear and a direct answer to their Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardane’s question in Parliament on Tuesday as to how Sri Lanka agreed upon to a resolution which called for foreign judges in a local judicial mechanism, when both the President and the Premier were against such a move.

The sixth clause of the resolution, which was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council says ‘……..Also affirms in this regard the importance of participation in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the special counsel’s office, of Commonwealth and other  foreign judges, defence lawyers  and authorized prosecutors and investigators’.

“The UNHRC resolution which was adopted in October 2015, clearly and directly mentions about the involvement of foreign judges in a local accountability mechanism. There is no mention of foreign observers in the resolution,” Professor G.L.Peiris told a news conference. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 4

  • jolly bird Thursday, 23 March 2017 06:47 AM

    Whats the price of H O N E S T Y via DM Android App

    janith Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:30 PM

    then we should not trust when the then administration say there were no car crimes committed.

    ravin Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:40 PM

    Before questioning anyone else honesty, How many in JO are honest?

    ceylon Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:53 PM

    what about honesty of big theives in jo . via DM Android App

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