National Freedom Front (NFF) spokesman Mohammed Muzammil said today UNHRC Chief Navi Pillay made a visit to the country not to address issues of minorities but to entangle us in an international net.
“We strongly object to the moves taken by the Muslim Congress to present more suggestions to Pillay knowing that she would compile a false report. She will compile a report detrimental to the country using those suggestions as well,” he said.
Mr. Muzammil told a news conference that Ms. Pillay’s impartiality was questionable and said she would not accept an independent investigation carried out by the Army.
“Even though we carried out an independent investigation into the alleged war crimes, she will anyhow carry out an international investigation. She said the investigation carried out by the Army was not impartial. We need to question her impartiality. Ms. Pillay is someone who draws a salary from US. So how can she be considered impartial? Someone who draws a salary from those who bring out the proposals cannot be impartial,” he questioned.
He said some of the actions of Ms. Pillay were backing separatism in the country.
“Ms. Pillay did not even visit the war memorial at the Parliament but she wanted to go to the place where Prabhakaran was killed. This gives a message to the separatists that she was ready to support and commemorate separatists and to carry out war crimes and human right violation investigations against them. It is since then Suresh Premachandran and Wigneswaram have begun to inculcate racism and Eelam again in the North.
What Pillay was symbolically conveying was that “you get political power in the North we will give the international support”, he said. (Sanath Desmond and Ajith Siriwardana)