Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa questioned whether the Sri Lankan people were going to allow a Hybrid Court, a branch of the International Criminal Court, to be established here and allow our the war heroes who brought peace and freedom to the country to be taken to the guillotine.
He expressed these views while addressing a special media conference on Thursday at the NFF head office. He opined further that the report of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, consisting of 216 pages, dealt with the so-called war crimes that had taken place in the country during 2002-2011, and pointed out that in it serious charges had been levelled against the Sri Lankan security forces.
“Conversely, the only charge it had leveled against the LTTE is the proscription of children for the war, and this charge is directed at Karuna Amman, which hints towards an act of revenge as he left the LTTE and helped the army in their war strategies. Though the charges appear to be leveled at both sides, there seems to be only one side that was being targeted here as Velupillai Prabhakaran and the leaders of the LTTE are no more among the living,” he pointed out.
He also said that serious charges had been directed at our security forces, alleging sexual and gender-based violence, enforced proscription, brutal use of torture and humiliation, the use of heavy artillery against ordinary citizens and obstruction of humanitarian aid from reaching the people who needed it.
Former Minister Weerawansa questioned as to what the UN Chief aimed to achieve by bringing such serious charges against the Sri Lankan armed forces. His proposal for a Hybrid Court, would contain a majority of foreign Judges and officers assigned with relevant duties. Our own judges would not be able to raise their concerns, and the entire court proceedings would be handled according to their wishes. It was revealed earlier that the functioning of this court would entirely be made with the finances of the UN Human Rights Council, which goes to prove that this would definitely be a branch of an International Criminal Court, despite this court being established in a building based in Sri Lanka, it would be completely under the control of the UNHRC, he warned. (Sanath Desmond)
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 18 September 2015 09:59 AM
You have no right to talk on this subject. Get lost.
Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 18 September 2015 10:00 AM
Good for nothing Weeray, be ready to count the bars. No one cares for you.
Dr.Raghavan Pathamathan Friday, 18 September 2015 10:11 AM
" Never be too proud; never be too bossy; never be too arrogant.Remember you live in a planet that has GRAVITY ...what ever goes up should come back .Humility pays back you the dividends not hatred".
seeya Friday, 18 September 2015 01:53 PM
Nothing but a distraction just like his comrade Udaya Gammanpila.
Seeya Friday, 18 September 2015 01:54 PM
Are you another disgruntled MR supporter?
Dehan Friday, 18 September 2015 10:37 AM
seems the only politician who understand the risk we are facing. all others are just enjoying their perks.
Hubert Friday, 18 September 2015 10:42 AM
Simply ignorant about international affairs sleep with Mahinda
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 18 September 2015 02:18 PM
Their is nothing else that this fellow can sell other than threat, threat and threat. His master also survived and sold the same product. This is an excellent true report on exactly what happened in the north, we should be humble and be ashamed of what it states. We should learn to correct ourselves at least for the future generations.
Manoj Friday, 18 September 2015 02:27 PM
First of all he should be arrested for obtaining diplomatic passport for his wife submitting forged documents. He has no right to talk about this report
ra Friday, 18 September 2015 11:21 AM
Wimal should ask MR why does Sri Lanka faces war crimes charges from all corner. No war criminal ever be a brave soldier and no brave soldier ever commit war crimes.
raj Friday, 18 September 2015 05:08 AM
Wimal can use this to prevent charges against him in regard diplomatic password.
lokka Friday, 18 September 2015 02:44 PM
this guy is locked up in the mental hospital
janaka Friday, 18 September 2015 05:31 AM
There is no guillotine or death penalty in Europe.
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Cobra Friday, 18 September 2015 06:03 AM
From a one-track mind!!!
Bippity Boppity Boo Friday, 18 September 2015 06:46 AM
Hello, special sale on Lemon Puffs at the Supper Markets. Let me know the place and time the fast un to death will start. It is about time!!! Ha Ha Ha!
kondaya77 Friday, 18 September 2015 09:47 PM
This man should be ignored. What a fool ! Shame on the people who voted for him.
Sincere Friday, 18 September 2015 12:25 PM
Good reason to get ready for another lemon puff fast-un-to death protest opposite UN.
Regi Edward Friday, 18 September 2015 08:25 AM
Why were you silent when MR appointed a Committee with foreign lawyers. Even the Sri Lankan Lawyer was from England.
sara. Friday, 18 September 2015 12:42 PM
Wimal is an expert in making two side reports-Two BC-Two ID etc.
Premalal Friday, 18 September 2015 12:45 PM
Oh shut up. Stop singing from the Rajapaksa hymn sheet. You have no intelligence to analyse a high quality report.
Katie Friday, 18 September 2015 09:06 AM
Wonder why the media is even paying attention to this man. He is so useless nothing but distruction
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