The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today submitted an amendment to the Government motion, which opposes the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) inquiry into allegations of violations of Human Rights during the last stages of the war.
The JVP amendment calls for a domestic independent inquiry into the alleged violations of human rights.
JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a media briefing that they had already handed over the amendment to Parliament General Secretary Dhammika Dassanayake seeking an indigenous inquiry into human rights violations and to be completed in three months.
The Amendment calls for an independent inquiry into the killing of Roshen Chanaka at Katunayake during the protest over the private sector pension scheme; the killing of Anthony Fernando during the fishermen’s protest in Chilaw; the killings in Rathupasawala; the killing of nine journalists, the attack on 27 others and several media institutions.
The JVP had also called for an inquiry into the killing of prisoners at Welikada, the disappearance of a prisoner from the Vavuniya prison, the attack of the Inter University Student Union members by the Slave Island police, the abduction of Lalith Viraj, Kugan Murugan and all disappearances in the North. The party also called for investigation on the attack on former Bar Association President Wijedasa Rajapaksa the attack on the Secretary of Judicial Services Commission and the attack on Lawyer Gunaratne Wanniarachchi.
The Amendment calls for the completion of all inquiries within three months and bringing those responsible to book.
Mr. Dissanayake said the JVP’s decision on whether to support the government motion or not would depend on how the government responded to its amendment.
He said the JVP decided to submit an amendment to stop the government from using the UNHRC inquiry as a political gimmick to win elections. Mr. Dissanayake said his party discussed the amendment at yesterday’s party leaders meeting and the nod was given for them to submit the amendment. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 14 June 2014 07:43 AM
Brilliant move. This amendment is going to beat the government at its own silly game of trying to pass the buck to the parliament in order to hide the deficiencies in their foreign policy for which both the President and Foreign Minister are responsible.
unchikun Saturday, 14 June 2014 08:10 AM
That is we do not know and want know. That is the UNHRC has appointmented a team to investigate.
Concerned Saturday, 14 June 2014 08:29 AM
They are capable of holding the muttiya when and wherever it is required for mutual survival. Then they start blaming as if the general public is responsible for their debacles.
Kumudu Saturday, 14 June 2014 08:31 AM
JVP should include any remaining leaders of LTTE to bring into justice. What ever the assets belong to LTTE or Tamil people to account. After the war and during the war time soldiers and families lost there live line to compensate. The children of the north and east if schools have not done misappropriation of funds by the state to inquire. If any agreement is done with international community last period and after the war should be made public, through a commission, available public to view investigation.
old citizen Saturday, 14 June 2014 09:29 AM
JVP proposes and Government will dispose with its steam roller majority.
Vic Saturday, 14 June 2014 10:33 AM
How hard any party tries to save the criminals will be in vein, the International community will find out the truth and take action against who committed any crimes.
Cheran Saturday, 14 June 2014 11:27 AM
UNHCR Investigation will reveal that
Nimal Saturday, 14 June 2014 02:15 AM
Very good proposal by the JVP.Government also must initiate the alleged war crimes because it is the duty of a democratically elected government anywhere in the world and extradite war criminals and terrorist leaders living abroad as a precondition to co operate with ic...
ALOKA Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:33 PM
Late to propose but GOOD at least now......
SB Friday, 13 June 2014 01:13 PM
It is also very important for him to categorically state what he meant by word 'independent".
Kurulu Lowa Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:48 PM
This investigation is to find the people responsive for the war crimes during the final phase of the war. It is not against the people of Sr Lanka. Anyone against this investigation on violation of human rights is against humanity. Do I need to say where JVP stands.
SK Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:41 PM
Brilliant Move.... Unexpected Dash... UNP leadership also have a lot to learn from JVP.. via DM Android App
banda Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:42 AM
Dear SB, if you don't know the meaning of the word "independent" please refer a dictionary
URSP Friday, 13 June 2014 02:00 PM
What about holding the independence inquiry of brutal massacres in 88/89 by JVP butchers?
Daya Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:58 AM
[quote name="Kurulu Lowa"]If no war crimes was done, why feel shy of an international investigation. This investigation is not against the people of Sri Lanka. It is to bring war criminals to justice. As you have mention no action was taken to the murders at Ratupaswella and Negambo. It is all on video. The only war to serve justice is through and international court. Please JVP, do not make this a political issue. This is for justice. You brought the "Sathake" to power and you still support the "Satake". Let justice prevail.[/quote] who are war criminals?
Public Friday, 13 June 2014 02:14 PM
We Public too agree with the JVP proposals.!
Saman Friday, 13 June 2014 02:27 PM
It's time for JVP and the opposition parties to show that they are working for all citizens and for justice, freedom, true independence and liberty, and not to safeguard mere parliament and party politics.
Sylvia Haik Saturday, 14 June 2014 02:11 PM
It's a foregone conclusion that the government with its inherent majority will scupper the UN investigations and this amendment has very little to do with the allegations of War Crimes. What could be salient is the SL Government insisting on having a Sri Lankan nominee included in the UN investigative team. Let us not pussyfoot around the UNHCR, we have to let them in at lest for the sake of those countries who supported us during the ill fated Resolution votes.
suneth Friday, 13 June 2014 02:29 PM
this work Investigation is used by IC just to keep MR Under control for future work. Nothing else
samk Friday, 13 June 2014 02:32 PM
I dont understand. This is an inquiry into so called war crimes happened during the last stages of the war mainly sponsored by few countries with large tamil diaspora. And tht has nothing to do with the things happened after war. why JVP is so silent when it comes to war crimes ?
Kurulu Lowa Friday, 13 June 2014 02:52 PM
If no war crimes was done, why feel shy of an international investigation. This investigation is not against the people of Sri Lanka. It is to bring war criminals to justice. As you have mention no action was taken to the murders at Ratupaswella and Negambo. It is all on video. The only war to serve justice is through and international court. Please JVP, do not make this a political issue. This is for justice. You brought the "Sathake" to power and you still support the "Satake". Let justice prevail.
kalu banda Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:03 AM
And what has Grand old UNP to say of all this?
Meera Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:05 AM
Agreed with JVP
RRohan Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:06 PM
Its like Weddangen Bana Ahanwa Wage... U kill many in 8889.. But fotget fast.. Nw V have to think about Mother Land & Future of All Sri Lankans.. If V accept KARUNA. PILLAYAN.. Why not U... All U better than South politician.. Help to Mahinda to chace them & JVP HELA URUMAYA WIMAL any Muslim & Tamil party join & help MAHINDA to take country to correct path.. We need MR & all of U... via DM Android App
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