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Who permitted UN Rapporteur meet LTTE detainees: MS

18 July 2017 06:26 pm - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked at today’s Cabinet meeting as to who gave permission for UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson to meet LTTE suspects in prison.

Mr. Emmerson who concluded his mission in Sri Lanka accused it of using torture against people detained under the Anti-terror Act and that its progress on human rights, reforms and justice remained woefully slow.

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe criticized the UN official for with regard to the allegations he had levelled at the government.

It had been revealed that the Foreign Affairs Ministry had given permission for Mr. Emmerson to meet the LTTE detainees. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 28

  • Gam Batta Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:17 PM

    Your inaction, incompetence and apathy?

    neil alvis Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:58 AM

    He had proved that we don't need a President in Sri Lanka. He should rightly abolish the institution of Presidency.

    Lokka Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:48 PM

    What an idiotic act ?

    r86 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:08 PM

    come on more... via DM Android App

    James j Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:14 PM

    This statement is similar to "what the left hand does the right hand is unaware"

    dave Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:27 PM

    as usual.. the executive president of this country knows about key issues only from newspapers..WHAT HAVE WE DONE WITH OUR VOTE????

    silva Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:21 PM

    whats wrong with that ? is that the best way to know the truth by visiting detention?

    nick Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:26 PM

    Sorry to president though ur the main man still have prime Minster who is acting above u no point keep questioning just act before everything is too late via DM Android App

    Godaya Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:43 PM

    Closing the stable door after the horse had bolted.Yahapaalanists has turned that into a fine art.I am sure MS came to know about it when he read the newspapers.

    dot Wednesday, 19 July 2017 04:16 AM

    Well said all matters hindsight seem to be the order of the day .

    ceylon Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:54 PM

    ministers see you are saving biggest theives and helping kudu bossess by appounting to cabinet to destroy society and country.soothets also do what they wish. via DM Android App

    ravi Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:56 PM

    if there is nothing to hide, why worry?

    Sunil Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:32 AM

    Exactly. The way these guys have become agitated shows that there is a lot to hide.

    Tom Cruse Jr Wednesday, 19 July 2017 07:54 AM

    This is Yahapalanaya - Transparent/Nothing to hide/No discrimination/MY 3 given mandate to have more democratic transparency/Govt need to get its ACT together.

    Ajith Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:27 AM

    This is a decent thing to do They come here to observe the actual ground situation.

    saman Wednesday, 19 July 2017 07:51 AM

    The Foreign Ministry is not doing a proper job. They are dependent on other officials..

    Kadiya Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:25 AM

    It's really a shame that all these people who come here and pontificate to us about human rights are unable to bring Prabhakaran back to life!!!!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:43 AM

    This statement shows that even now criminality takes place at top levels within the State and you the President knows about it. This question just confirms simply all that.

    Missaka Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:52 AM

    MS may have seen the news through news papers!

    yaka mahathaya Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:54 AM

    oops.. somebody is feeling nervous

    alex Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:01 AM

    in the past when ever there were accusations against SL on HR issues, parliamentarians shouted that there was no proof and all this was hearsay and there was no evidence. This time they have witnessed it first hand and you guys still have the same slogans

    sachith Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:08 AM

    Who is the president of SL? He probably doesn't even know it.

    amal Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:25 AM

    It is certain that our vote was wasted and it seems we have voted against the independence and sovereignty of our country. Who is Ravi K to grant permission for such high profile issues and it should come from the president or the Secretary Defence. That is what was practiced when Gota was there. What a pathetic situation? Ape ratata giya Kalak!

    S.P.RAMKUMAR. Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:36 AM

    H.E. President have to form high level committee to deal this matter in future, Fighting with UN official is not going to help.Justice minister lost his temper it may not good for country ,

    Sharon Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:55 AM

    You are absolutely not in control. Resign Sir...

    Kondadeniya Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:03 PM

    This particular chaotic situation was prevailing in the countries where Govts. were taken through military coup de tat or by revolutionary groups.

    GD Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:09 PM

    Why ask who permitted, Government should have disposed the cases with LTTE detainees sooner. Also Head seem to have failed again.

    public Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:06 PM

    Time to detain the Foreign Affairs Ministry under the Anti-Terror act.

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