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The government yesterday conveyed its displeasure to United National High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay over her statement that the Police Department should be placed within the purview of the Justice Ministry.

External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris met Ms. Pillay yesterday. During his meeting, he told her that her position in this regard was ‘fundamentally unacceptable’ to Sri Lanka and was not in accordance with the established procedure.

A statement from the Ministry said, “The Minister pointed out that the Police Department has consistently been under the Ministry of Defence and only briefly, 2002-2004, under an Interior Ministry. It has to be noted that most countries too have Police under Ministries other than Justice, and further, he indicated that the creation of the new Ministry of Law and Order under which the Police Department is now placed is in line with a recommendation by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

“Referring to Ms. Pillay’s concern on the rights of religious minorities, the Minister said, at Grandpass, all communities came together to resolve the issue over the location of the mosque. The Minister also explained that the Government is bringing about legislation to criminalize hate speech. Further, with regard to the incident in Rathupaswala investigations are underway and will bring to book those who are found to have transgressed the law.

“Also, the Minister stressed to Ms. Pillay that it was important to have an objective approach and extend equal treatment to all countries when fulfilling the assigned mandate.

“The Minister provided an update on matters relating to post-conflict development. On the aspect of accountability, the Minister highlighted the action taken by the law enforcement authorities and cited the instances of some members of the Special Task Force having been indicted in relation to the killing of five students in Trincomalee and status of  investigations with regard to  the Muttur incident involving the ACF workers. He further explained the difficulties encountered in identifying the perpetrators due to the conditions prevailing at the time of incidents, with regard to the ACF case.”
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  • Andrew 77 Friday, 30 August 2013 06:17 PM

    Mr. Bean in show light lolzzzzzzzzz get ready guys watch after she leaves

    Premalal Friday, 30 August 2013 01:55 AM

    If it is so professor why was it changed? It was under defense ministry before and it under defense ministry now. The only difference is that it is going to cost a lot more with many duplications. Please give us some logic.

    Game-Miniha Friday, 30 August 2013 02:29 AM

    UN wanted Sri Lanka to implement LLRC recommendations ASAP. When implemented as per LLRC's stipulations, unwanted criticism comes from the UN itself saying that incorrectly done, etc! If this is the position, Ms Pillai should sit by the side of our authorities how the recommendations are being implemented and all such recommendations should be implemented not on LLRC's guidelines, but on Ms Pillai's basis! What an unfortunate situation we are in?

    baba Friday, 30 August 2013 12:40 PM

    Soon you guys will have to jump to the sea,,no mercy ,,

    DUTUGEMUNU Friday, 30 August 2013 12:49 PM

    AND BOTH ARE IDIOTS...............

    IVJ Friday, 30 August 2013 01:22 PM

    Guys, what she is trying to say is, keep the police force away from the Rajapakses. The way it is now, from left pocket to right pocket!

    Thisami Friday, 30 August 2013 04:06 AM

    This minister does not know the ground situation. He is smart in talking nonsense to stay in power and roam round the world with big idiots of SL
    Waste of money for this ministers portfolio
    Ask G.L peris to contest on election without coming through national list to parliament.

    nihal Friday, 30 August 2013 01:49 PM

    if you are in a country which is labelled as third world which means you have nothing but the HR, you will always be compelled to suffer and that is the destiny. on the other hand are our politicians (so called) at least close to the balance of equal treatment at least

    Bystander Friday, 30 August 2013 04:28 AM

    From an outsider's view. The Law and Order Ministry is still under the Minister of Defence!! Therefore the change is merely cosmetic, to show that the LLRC recommendation has been complied with - in the letter but NOT in the spirit . It would have been better under the Justice or 'Home Affairs' ministry.

    lima Friday, 30 August 2013 04:38 AM

    GRANDPASS INCIDENT BY BBS , JHU , UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF GR SO ARREST THEM WHY WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS , WELIWERIYA UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF MR , GR , ARREST THEM , WHY WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS , WHOLE WORLD KNOW , WHY YOU TRY TO DIGEST THE WHOLE PUMPKIN , WHOM ARE TRYING TO FOOL , THIS WILL BE ANOTHER BLOOD BATH IN SRI LANKA TIME TO COME , IF NOT ARRESTED THOSE VIPS NOW , IT WILL BE WORST AND WE WILL HAVE TO JIUMP TO THE SEA TO ESCAPE THE WRATH

    SADA Friday, 30 August 2013 04:53 AM

    this IS DONE TO INCREASE THE DEPUTY MINISTERS. ARE THEY EXPECTING TWO MORE CROSS OVERS.

    Grace Friday, 30 August 2013 04:55 AM

    No need to bring a legislation to criminalize hate speech. Practice gentlemanly politics and try to bring more understanding among communities

    Karu Friday, 30 August 2013 10:13 AM

    We could not find much different from you and mervin.He is a Dr,you are a prof.

    len Friday, 30 August 2013 10:22 AM

    Sri Lanka.

    PK Banda Friday, 30 August 2013 03:28 PM

    GL is just trying to play lip service to his masters. There is a small difference between him and Dr.Merwin. He is a Professor who lies all the times. Dr.Merwin acts and lies whenever he is asked to do so by his masters.

    Janaka Perera Friday, 30 August 2013 05:25 AM

    Hello, name any country having Gentlemanly politics in general ??


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