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Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today called upon the government to reject the report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sri Lanka.

Mr. Rajapaksa issuing a statement, said Neither the OHCHR nor the UNHRC has the authority to set up an international war crimes tribunal.

Neither the OHCHR nor the UNHRC has the authority to set up an international war crimes tribunal. The only body with the authority to do so is the UN Security Council where the veto power of China and Russia will be a factor to contend with. Sri Lanka cannot be taken before the International Criminal Court (ICC), because we are not a signatory to the Rome Statute under which the ICC functions. The other way is for the government of the country concerned to cooperate voluntarily with the UN to set up a hybrid war crimes tribunal. What has been recommended in the OHCHR report is the only practical way in which a war crimes tribunal can be instituted in relation to Sri Lanka. So it is wrong to believe that this report has been watered down in any way.

He also said he did not share the view of some people that the report was not as bad as was expected.












 
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  • Oma Yang Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:56 AM

    Still uses the term former president in his signature which probably read booted

    tarzan Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:39 PM

    it means u fooled entire country for the past 5 years. About electric chair

    Seeya Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:40 PM

    Spin Doctors working overtime?

    Kulathunga Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:49 PM

    Dear Sir: Thank you for the facts in your letter. Hope the rulers of this nation will heed to your admonition.

    Nandana Munasinghe Tuesday, 22 September 2015 06:31 PM

    Excellent. This is the quality of opposing ( opposition to ) the government we want. This quality compels government to take note of the points made which is complete the opposite of repulsive outbursts of Weerawansa/Gammanpila.

    Polished Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:19 AM

    You should be taken away to face crimes, theft, against our Sri lankan people, now you are crying.Halt this//// Halt That///

    Thomas Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:23 AM

    Man is shivering under his pant, thinking he will be taken for task for various acts carried out during his tenure as President

    sameerA Wednesday, 23 September 2015 02:26 PM

    Bayiya stories.

    Cynic Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:53 AM

    Did GL Peiris write this?


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