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Hybrid Court not politically feasible: PM

3 March 2017 03:21 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that a hybrid court was not politically feasible and as such a feasible alternative should be found.

He said this at the opening of the National Law Week organized by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka in Colombo this morning.

“Setting up a hybrid court is not politically feasible because such a move would need a referendum. Against this back drop, how can we fulfil the expectations of the international community? Let’s get together and think of a feasible alternative for such a court,” he said and requested the judicial experts to help this Government to find a viable alternative. (Yohan Perera)


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  Comments - 17

  • mahendra wijeratne Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:06 AM

    Lying Prime minister and weak President talk tough about not to have international judges They are both stupid wait and see when the sanctions brought up against SL when it happens Both the toughies will be swept under the carpet

    vithura Saturday, 04 March 2017 04:10 PM

    Justice system lost its Independence with the independence of the country in 1948 followed by the republican constitutions since 1972.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 04 March 2017 11:15 AM

    Sri Lanka is already listed in many nations as not trustworthy. If the promise to call in foreign judges is not respected, this will have a detrimental effect on the economy, especially on foreign investment.

    choppe Saturday, 04 March 2017 10:25 AM

    same reason for avoiding of election

    Ranjan Fernando Saturday, 04 March 2017 09:10 AM

    Then let the Justice system prove that they can dispense justice without foreign assistance. Let's see a judgement on Thajudeen and Lasantha Murders?

    chandra Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:44 AM

    Are you elected to satisfy international community or SL community?

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:37 AM

    Will of the majority will pave the way!

    Ganesh Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:29 AM

    If it was not feasible ,the government should not have cosponsored the resolution in 2015 and dragged on deliberately buying time and making fools of victims .

    RuwanL Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:47 AM

    Hybrid court is not possible as we cannot have it according to our constitution! Have a referendum and request those who want to have a hybrid court to fund it!

    TJ Friday, 03 March 2017 03:53 PM

    If there is a will, there is a way.

    Jamalji Friday, 03 March 2017 08:32 PM

    If not Hybrid Courts, let us forget it.

    Gayan Friday, 03 March 2017 08:31 PM

    He has no choise.

    Mahanama Friday, 03 March 2017 05:47 PM

    Looks like the west that you ran after has let you down . What happened to your buddies at the UN. They have let you down .

    Rajiv Mel Friday, 03 March 2017 04:16 PM

    At last, a step in the right direction

    Nirman Friday, 03 March 2017 04:01 PM

    RW why are you so afraid of referendum??

    sss Friday, 03 March 2017 03:59 PM

    political interference in courts and law enforcement is very bad

    Yama Friday, 03 March 2017 03:54 PM

    Only feasible thing for this govt is doing nothing.

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