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Pillay may examine HR issues in Weliweriya: Karu

7 August 2013 01:30 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya today said UNHR Chief Navi Pillay who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka at the end of this month would have a reason to inspect Weliweriya over human rights issues without visiting the North.

“The unfortunate Weliweriya incident has created an opportunity for her to visit the area to examine Human Rights violations instead of visiting the North. The security forces had taken action to shower live bullets at the protestors in Weliveriya by-passing all other methods of controlling protesters such the use of tear gas, water cannons or rubber bullets,” he said.

Mr. Jayasuriya said this incident was disadvantageous to the country which was on the verge of hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November.

He said the issue would also be discussed at the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions to be held in September. (LSP)

  Comments - 18

  • mallie Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:36 PM

    Is it true that the factory sacked some 120 villagers from its work force and thus created a rift between factory & the village?

    kirthi Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:50 PM

    The High Commissioner should definitely look into killings at Weliweriya, but she needs to go to the North and talk to people there too. And then she also needs find out why CID is dragging its feet on analysis of evidence in Matale graves case too.

    Gerard Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:08 PM

    The Weliweriya carnage should be investigated by an international panel. SL govt will never do a proper investigation.

    dias Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:10 PM

    she should be invited to weliweriya.

    Sarath Withanarachch Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:57 AM

    Rightly said.

    Sarath Withanarachch Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:00 AM

    A man who climbed up the had something to say.

    Waasanaawa Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:19 PM

    Do you think she will do anything about this incident? Tell me one thing that can be done? The UN is as equal to MR's regime. What justice have they brought to whom in this world? The more they visit the more atrocities!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the fact. They are all just puppets attached with strings like our army commander, the IGP and the rest of the boot lickers and the fellows who go to the boutique for this government such as Vimal Weerawansa, Nimal Siripala De Silva. All should rot in HELL with the Maharaja's family!

    Dinesh Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:22 PM

    I blame the UNP for the state the country is now. UNP let the government do as it please while boosting to be the main and leading opposition party.

    Maybe Ranil must be taught the meaning of "opposition". Ranil has failed in this duties and must step down. The country needs a strong opposition party to break this government and its criminal acts.

    Padma Thursday, 08 August 2013 03:30 AM

    Not may , must

    Amitab Bite Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:57 AM

    Good Morning dear Karu, where were you all these days.
    I am seeing some news from you after ages.
    You have to do a lot me to be recognized as a leader!

    zavahir Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:12 AM

    Mrs.Pilli have to shift the office here.

    ponil Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:13 AM

    Yes pullai ,go to washington,,& start their,,,,

    Porky Pig Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:02 PM

    Why only Weliweriya? What about Deraniyagala which has been hell and all the other acts against humanity.

    PRASANNAJIT Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:59 AM

    What would you say if any of your family members was killed in such manner. Typical srilankan.

    Carl Mark Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:48 PM

    This is not the only Crime against Humanity, Violations of Human Rights and Rule of Law etc

    sunil Bernard Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:58 PM

    Are you talking about Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq , Egypt or any other place?

    sunil Bernard Wednesday, 07 August 2013 04:00 PM

    Do not be a frog in a well.
    Hundreds of people get killed all over the world per day , similar manner.
    You are crying about 2-3 dead.

    aravinth Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:34 AM

    Should get international panel to review this incident


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