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HRC temporarily halts Rathupaswala probe

17 August 2013 03:34 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Inquiries conducted by the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (HRC) into the Weliweriya shooting incident have been temporarily halted pending the outcome of a meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and stakeholders to the issue.

HRC Chairman Justice Priyantha Perera told Daily Mirror the Commission was awaiting the outcome of the meeting held earlier this week between President Rajapaksa and other interested parties would be.
He said the HRC would restart inquiries in two weeks if the need arose by summoning all relevant persons including villagers, Buddhist and Catholic clergy and the military.

The Chairman said the Commission had already interviewed villagers, the clergy and journalists and had recorded statements from them.

Free Media Movement Convener Sunil Jayasekera said the HRC had summonedthem for a meeting on Thursday, but were later informed that itcould not be held as the situation had taken a new turn.

Addressing the media yesterday UNP MP Mangala Samarawera said no proper investigation would be held as those who gave orders to shoot civilians in Rathupaswala would be revealed if a genuine inquiry was held. “Those who gave orders to shoot will get caught if a proper inquiry is held and not the armed forces,” Mr. Samaraweea said.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • raspi Saturday, 17 August 2013 04:01 AM

    LOL (what else to do :P)

    Malik Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Nice sweeping under the carpet. Feel very sorry for the 3 lost lives. via DM Android App

    ANTON Saturday, 17 August 2013 07:13 AM


    ANTON Saturday, 17 August 2013 07:17 AM


    Truth Saturday, 17 August 2013 07:19 AM

    OMG in Sri Lanka HRC is also politicised and work to the Tune of the Executive. For that in India, politicans shit on their pants if anything goes to HRC over there... What a Pity

    Regi Saturday, 17 August 2013 08:46 AM

    At last we know what is happening to this Commission

    puswedilla Sunday, 18 August 2013 12:00 AM

    presidents have no right to interfere in murder investigations via DM Android App

    whatswrong Monday, 19 August 2013 05:55 AM


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